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PH urged to guard against price bubbles

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The global economy is now poised to recover from a crippling crisis that started in 2008, with the Philippines and other developing countries driving expansion, according to a report from the World Bank.

Posted: June 13th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

‘Major PH banks can withstand loan defaults, other shocks’—BSP

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The country’s big banks can withstand shocks, such as a rise in loan defaults, should global economic problems spill over to the Philippines, as the level of their capital continues to exceed domestic regulatory requirements and international standards.

Posted: May 1st, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Peso rises on news of rising global demand, SoKor growth

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The peso inched up on Thursday amid indicators global demand could be picking up, such as favorable growth of South Korea in the first quarter and manageable uptick in oil prices.

Posted: April 25th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Peso gains on news of more home sales, higher corporate earnings in US

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The peso inched up on Wednesday as reports of an increase in sales of residential properties and corporate earnings in the United States boosted sentiment of investors on the global economy.

Posted: April 24th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Analysis: US cuts likely to hit global economy

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FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, file photo, House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio wraps up a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, where he and GOP leaders challenged President Obama and the Senate to avoid the automatic spending cuts set to take effect in four days.  The scheduled cuts in defense spending, unemployment benefits and other programs could slow an already struggling economy. AP

The effects of the $85 billion in US government spending cuts scheduled to begin Friday will be felt across oceans and could further hurt recession-hit European nations and burden an economically slowing China, shrinking the market for countries that depend on selling things to the United States.

Posted: February 28th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Q&A: Currency the latest threat to global economy

Men walk past an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo. Shares were mostly higher in Asia early Wednesday, Feb 6., tracking gains in the U.S. and Europe, as the Japanese yen pushed sharply higher. The Nikkei 225 stock index gained 3 percent, or 329.98, to 11,376.90 as exporters shares soared on expectations of stronger sales thanks to the yen's gains against other major currencies. AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi

The world economy faces a new threat. Instead of a banking collapse or too much debt, fears are growing that countries are using their currencies as an economic weapon.

Posted: February 16th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Peso slightly dips as investors wait for more signs of global economic recovery

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Most foreign portfolio investors divested their Philippine interests last month, letting go of holdings of listed shares, government IOUs and time deposits, and took their cash back to the United States.

The peso moved sideways on the first trading day of the week as investments by local firms are seen to grow further and as fund owners looked for more signals to cement hopes that the global economy will post a more significant recovery this year.

Posted: February 11th, 2013 in Uncategorized | Read More »

Peso rises as global liquidity encourages investors to take risks

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The peso rose on Wednesday as investors manifested risk appetite anew on the back of expectations of growing global liquidity.

Posted: January 30th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

BSP rolls up its sleeves as hot money pours in

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WHILE the global economy struggled through 2012 due to the prolonged crisis in the euro zone and the fiscal problems of the United States, the Philippines appeared like it just came from a refreshing walk in the park.

Posted: January 18th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Fund managers optimistic about ’13 prospects

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Investment professionals across the globe are optimistic about global growth prospects for 2013, but they believe much work needs to be done to restore financial market integrity.

Posted: December 17th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Global economy is set for sharp slowdown in 2013–OECD

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Global growth is set for a sharp slowdown next year and the eurozone debt crisis “remains the greatest threat to the world economy at present,” the OECD warned on Tuesday.

Posted: November 27th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

UK ‘excited’ over trade with Philippines

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CEO Nick Baird of UK Trade and Investment  PHOTO FROM UKTI.GOV.UK

The Philippines is a “hugely exciting” market where the United Kingdom is keen on boosting reciprocal investment.

Posted: November 12th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

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