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Peso now said to be undervalued

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Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima believes that the peso, which has depreciated from its 2013 average despite the country’s “sound” fundamentals, is now undervalued.

Posted: February 16th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Peso seen recovering back to 43 to $1

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The local currency is expected to recover part of its losses against the dollar over the next 12 months as it gets support from the country’s growing economy.

Posted: February 7th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Peso may weaken but not enough to trigger rate hike

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The peso may further weaken against the US dollar this year, but it will not be enough to trigger a spike in key policy rates, economists from Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) said.

Posted: February 4th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Gov’t may expect continuing decline in debt payments

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The decline in the amount of money that the government has earmarked for debt servicing will continue in 2014 despite the adverse effects of a weakening peso, according to the head of the budget department.

Posted: January 26th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Dollar drops after disappointing US jobs report

The Philippines prepaid more foreign debts in 2013 than the year before, thus causing its outstanding obligations to non-Filipino creditors to decline. AP FILE PHOTO

The dollar tumbled against other major currencies Friday, driven lower after a surprisingly weak US jobs report cast doubt on the vigor of the nation’s economic recovery.

Posted: January 11th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

US dollar trade near five-year high against yen

The Philippines prepaid more foreign debts in 2013 than the year before, thus causing its outstanding obligations to non-Filipino creditors to decline. AP FILE PHOTO

The US dollar traded near a five-year high against the yen in thin Asian trade Thursday as investors began the new year with renewed optimism about the US economy.

Posted: January 2nd, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Dollar slips in Asia ahead of US jobs data

The Philippines prepaid more foreign debts in 2013 than the year before, thus causing its outstanding obligations to non-Filipino creditors to decline. AP FILE PHOTO

The dollar eased in Asia Thursday ahead of key US jobs data seen as crucial for the timing of the Federal Reserve’s stimulus pullback, while the euro treaded water as European central bankers meet later in the day.

Posted: December 5th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

US dollar may soon be replaced as world currency

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Playing a game of brinkmanship, the United States government may just end up hurting itself as other countries start to plot out long-term strategies to find replacements to the greenback as the world’s de facto currency.

Posted: October 20th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

PH economy to stay strong amid stock market, peso fall, says Balisacan

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Economic Planning Secretary Arsenio Balisacan: Inclined to take offer.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The latest financial market woes are likely temporary and incapable of dragging the Philippine economy’s strong growth performance.

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

Dollar firm as US Fed hints at stimulus tapering

The reflection of a pedestrian seen in the window, with a sign at a money exchange bureau, in London, Monday, Feb. 25, 2013. AP FILE PHOTO

The dollar held firm in Asia Thursday after rallying on comments by the head of the US Federal Reserve that it could begin to scale back its monetary easing program later this year.

Posted: June 20th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Peso dips as investors await next move of US Federal Reserve

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The peso closed weaker again on Tuesday in another day of weak trading as investors stayed in the sidelines ahead of the US Federal Reserve meeting this week.

Posted: June 18th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Peso falls anew on weak trading

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The peso closed weaker at the start of the week after thin trading on Monday tracking the movement of regional currencies as funds flow out of Asia.

Posted: June 17th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

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