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Banks’ profitability seen to improve in coming year

The country’s banks are expected to post higher profits in the coming year and a half, thanks to the availability of cheap cash that would allow the sustained expansion of lending, further supported by the stable economic environment.

Posted: November 24th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Are rising interest rates bad for the stock market?

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Q: The stock market has been falling lately due to fears that interest rates are increasing soon. I am not sure how will this affect my stock portfolio. Should I sell my stocks now and switch to fixed-income investments? Please advise.–Cristine Buenaflor by e-mail

Posted: November 12th, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Interest rates seen to remain low

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Lower food and fuel costs led to a slower rate of consumer price increases in October as expected, giving space for authorities to encourage economic activity by keeping interest rates low. INQUIRER FILE PHOTOS

Lower food and fuel costs led to a slower rate of consumer price increases in October as expected, giving space for authorities to encourage economic activity by keeping interest rates low.

Posted: November 6th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

BSP likely to keep key rates steady

A man walks past the HSBC's Hong Kong headquarters in central district of Hong Kong on March 4, 2013. The HSBC banking group could cut up to another 5,000 jobs as Europe's biggest bank looks to find further savings, the Financial Times reported on Monday, March 18, 2013.  AP PHOTO/VINCENT YU

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas is likely to maintain its key interest rates steady for the rest of the year, but it may resume its monetary tightening measures by the first half of 2015 to keep inflation from breaching the target level, an economist from British banking giant HSBC said.

Posted: October 25th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Regulator keeps interest rates steady

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Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP). RYAN LEAGOGO/INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

The adjustment in key rates was kept on hold yesterday as the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) saw more stable consumer prices through 2016.

Posted: October 24th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

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