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Philippines Monthly Economic Developments (March 2020) (English)

This newsletter includes the following headlines: The Philippine government is taking strong measures to curb the spread of the pandemic COVID-19, The local stock exchange market index fell to below 5,000 mark in mid-March, Manufacturing output contracted for the fourteenth consecutive month in January. ... See More +

Newsletter 147040 MAR 01, 2020

Qian,Rong; Chua,Kevin C.; Cruz,Kevin Thomas Garcia; Enriquez,Karen Annette Lazaro; Gomez,Ray Cristofer Cipriano; Song,Jiyoung; Endo,Isaku; Diop,Ndiame Disclosed

Philippines Monthly Economic Developments (February 2020) (English)

This newsletter includes the following headlines: Economic growth accelerated to its fastest pace in nearly two years in the fourth quarter of 2019, Total trade expanded in December as exports grew by double digits for the first time in two years, The novel coronavirus outbreak weighed down on investor confidence, causing a sell-off in the local stock market in end-January. ... See More +

Newsletter 146187 FEB 01, 2020

Qian,Rong; Cruz,Kevin Thomas Garcia; Enriquez,Karen Annette Lazaro; Gomez,Ray Cristofer Cipriano; Song,Jiyoung; Endo,Isaku; Diop,Ndiame Disclosed

Philippines Monthly Economic Developments (December 2019) (English)

This newsletter includes the following headlines: The tepid performance of the manufacturing sector continued in October, The Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) weakened in November and Inflation rose in November, halting its five-month downtrend. ... See More +

Newsletter 144397 DEC 01, 2019

Qian,Rong; Chua,Kevin C.; Cruz,Kevin Thomas Garcia; Enriquez,Karen Annette Lazaro; Song,Jiyoung; Endo,Isaku; Diop,Ndiame Disclosed

Philippines Monthly Economic Developments (November 2019) (English)

This newsletter includes the following headlines: The Philippine economy grew by over six percent in Q3 2019, Trade contracted for the sixth consecutive month in September and Public spending growth surged in September, driven by a significant uptick in public infrastructure growth. ... See More +

Newsletter 144010 NOV 01, 2019

Qian,Rong; Chua,Kevin C.; Cruz,Kevin Thomas Garcia; Lazaro,Karen; Endo,Isaku; Diop,Ndiame Disclosed

Philippines Monthly Economic Developments (October 2019) (English)

This newsletter includes the following headlines: Due to heightened global uncertainties and slowdown in investment spending, growth will be lower than expected; Manufacturing output declined for the ninth consecutive month in August; Inflation easing continued in September, prompting further monetary policy loosening. ... See More +

Newsletter 142841 OCT 01, 2019

Qian,Rong; Cruz,Kevin Thomas Garcia; Gomez,Ray Cristofer Cipriano; Enriquez,Karen Annette Lazaro; Song,Jiyoung; Endo,Isaku; Diop,Ndiame Disclosed

Philippines Monthly Economic Developments (September 2019) (English)

This newsletter includes the following headlines: Food manufacturing expanded for the first time in nearly a year in July, but overall manufacturing output contracted for the eighth consecutive month, The trade deficit expanded despite the contraction of imports in July 2019, Inflation fell below central bank's target in August 2019. ... See More +

Newsletter 142006 SEP 01, 2019

Qian,Rong; Cruz,Kevin Thomas Garcia; Gomez,Ray Cristofer Cipriano; Enriquez,Karen Annette Lazaro; Song,Jiyoung; Endo,Isaku; Diop,Ndiame Disclosed

Philippines Monthly Economic Developments (August 2019) (English)

This newsletter includes the following headlines: In the Second Quarter of 2019, the Philippine economy expanded by its slowest pace in over four years, driven by a major contraction in investment largely driven by delayed budget approval and spending ban due to the elections, weakness in manufacturing sector's persisted in June 2019, inflation further eased in July to its slowest pace in two years. ... See More +

Newsletter 140903 AUG 01, 2019

Qian,Rong; Chua,Kevin C.; Cruz,Kevin Thomas Garcia; Gomez,Ray Cristofer Cipriano; Enriquez,Karen Annette Lazaro; Song,Jiyoung; Endo,Isaku; Diop,Ndiame Disclosed

Philippines Monthly Economic Developments (July 2019) (English)

This Philippines Monthly Economic Developments Newsletter includes some of the following headlines: manufacturing output contracted again in May, the Philippine Stock Exchange index marginally rose, and the peso appreciated in June, headline inflation declined in June following a slight uptick in May, the government registered a fiscal surplus in May as expenditures remained muted. ... See More +

Newsletter 139607 JUL 01, 2019

Chua,Kevin C.; Cruz,Kevin Thomas Garcia; Gomez,Ray Cristofer Cipriano; Enriquez,Karen Annette Lazaro; Song,Jiyoung; Endo,Isaku; Diop,Ndiame Disclosed

Philippines Monthly Economic Developments (June 2019) (English)

This Philippines Monthly Economic Developments Newsletter includes some of the following headlines: manufacturing output continued its contraction for the fifth month in April, budget balance was positive in April as expenditures contracted by double digits, inflation picked up in May after consecutive declines since October 2018, driven by higher prices for vegetables, meat and fish, unemployment and underemployment recorded improvements in April 2019. ... See More +

Newsletter 138599 JUN 01, 2019

Qian,Rong; Chua,Kevin C.; Cruz,Kevin Thomas Garcia; Gomez,Ray Cristofer Cipriano; Enriquez,Karen Annette Lazaro; Song,Jiyoung; Endo,Isaku; Diop,Ndiame Disclosed

Philippines Monthly Economic Developments (April 2019) (English)

This Philippines Monthly Economic Developments Newsletter includes some of the following headlines: THE World Bank projects economic growth to recover to 6.4 percent in 2019; 5.7 million Filipinos were lifted out of poverty between 2015 and 2018; the national government registered a budget deficit in February, reversing the surplus of January. ... See More +

Newsletter 136399 APR 01, 2019

Qian,Rong; Chua,Kevin C.; Cruz,Kevin Thomas Garcia; Enriquez,Karen Annette Lazaro; Gomez,Ray Cristofer Cipriano; Endo,Isaku; Diop,Ndiame Disclosed

Philippines Monthly Economic Developments (March 2019) (English)

This Philippines Monthly Economic Developments Newsletter includes some of the following headlines: inflation slowed down for the fourth consecutive month in February; merchandise exports contracted for the third consecutive month in January, while merchandise import growth remained subdued; and the Philippine Stock Exchange index retreated to below 8,000 in February. ... See More +

Newsletter 135683 MAR 01, 2019

Qian,Rong; Chua,Kevin C.; Cruz,Kevin Thomas Garcia; Enriquez,Karen Annette Lazaro; Gomez,Ray Cristofer Cipriano; Endo,Isaku; Diop,Ndiame Disclosed

Philippines Monthly Economic Developments (January 2019) (English)

The headline inflation rate dropped to 5.1 percent in December, putting the full-year inflation rate above the central bank's target range. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) slowed from 6.0 percent in November to 5.1 percent in December, year-on-year. ... See More +

Newsletter 133927 JAN 01, 2019

Qian,Rong; Cruz,Kevin Thomas Garcia; Enriquez,Karen Annette Lazaro; Endo,Isaku; Diop,Ndiame Disclosed

Global Financial Market Turmoil : Why is South East Asia Exposed but Resilient? (English)

South East Asia’s largest middle-income economies are highly integrated into global financial markets. While this provides considerable benefits, it also exposes them to sudden retrenchments of portfolio flows from emerging market economies. ... See More +

Viewpoint 133629 DEC 01, 2018

Diop,Ndiame Disclosed

Philippines Monthly Economic Developments (December 2018) (English)

The Philippines registered its widest merchandise trade deficit in October as imports continued its strong expansion and export growth remains subdued. ... See More +

Newsletter 133111 DEC 01, 2018

Qian,Rong; Chua,Kevin C.; Cruz,Kevin Thomas Garcia; Lazaro, Kevin; Endo,Isaku; Diop,Ndiame Disclosed

Philippines Monthly Economic Developments (November 2018) (English)

This newsletter includes the following headlines: Philippine economic growth moderated to 6.1 percent year-to-year in the third quarter; The services sector drove economic growth while the agriculture sector underperformed; While manufacturing growth slowed in September, it is projected to accelerate in the next few month; A surge in imports and a contraction in exports resulted in the widest merchandise trade gap so far in 2018; Headline inflation held steady in October while food inflation moderated for the first time since May; The Philippine peso appreciated 1-2 percent month-on-month in October from Php/USD 54.25 to Php/USD 53.61; The fiscal deficit widened in the first three quarters of 2018. as rapid expenditure growth outpaced revenue growth. ... See More +

Newsletter 132260 NOV 01, 2018

Qian,Rong; Chua,Kevin C.; Cruz,Kevin Thomas Garcia; Lazaro,Karen; Endo,Isaku; Diop,Ndiame Disclosed

Growth and Productivity in the Philippines : Winning the Future (English)

To achieve the AmBisyon Natin 2040, the Philippines needs to triple its income per capita in the next two decades. The AmBisyon Natin 2040 is the government’s plan to transform the country into a prosperous middle-class society free of poverty by 2040. ... See More +

Working Paper 130056 SEP 01, 2018

Qian,Rong; Warwick,Mara K.; Diop,Ndiame; Hansl,Birgit; Cruz,Kevin Thomas Garcia; Bruckner,Markus; Chua,Kevin C.; Lazaro,Karen Annette Ducat; Galang,Roberto Martin Nolan; Garcia,Andres F.; Miralles,Graciela; Iootty,Mariana; Pennings,Steven Michael; Guzman,Jorge P.; Kim,Young Eun; Devadas,Sharmila; Nguyen,Ha Minh Disclosed

Philippines monthly economic developments (July 2018) (English)

The World Bank maintains its growth projection for the Philippines at 6.7 percent for 2018 and 2019. The Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) contracted in June for the fifth consecutive month. ... See More +

Newsletter 128374 JUL 01, 2018

Chua,Kevin C.; Cruz,Kevin Thomas Garcia; Endo,Isaku; Qian,Rong; Hansl,Birgit; Diop,Ndiame Disclosed

Indonesia economic quarterly : learning more, growing faster (English)

This edition includes a focus topic that discusses how 15 years of education reforms have helped to improve education outcomes and human capital in Indonesia, and what challenges remain. ... See More +

Working Paper 126891 JUN 01, 2018

Diop,Ndiame; Gil Sander,Frederico Bahasa (Indonesian) Disclosed

Philippines economic update : investing in the future (English)

In 2017, the Philippines was among the top three growth performers in the East Asia region. Only Vietnam and China performed better. The Philippines growth performance slightly weakened in 2017 to 6.7 percent year-on-year from 6.9 percent in 2016. ... See More +

Working Paper 125309 APR 01, 2018

Hansl,Birgit; Diop,Ndiame; Chua,Kevin C.; Cruz,Kevin Thomas Garcia; Qian,Rong; Endo,Isaku; Demombynes,Gabriel; Luo,Xubei; Piza,Sharon Faye Alariao Disclosed

Philippines economic update : preserving consistency and policy commitment (English)

The Philippines Economic Update (PEU) summarizes key economic and social developments, important policy changes, and the evolution of external conditions over the past six months. ... See More +

Working Paper 120239 OCT 01, 2017

Hansl,Birgit; Diop,Ndiame; Chua,Kevin C.; Cruz,Kevin Thomas Garcia Disclosed

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Philippines Monthly Economic Developments (March 2020) (English)
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MAR 01, 2020 147040 Newsletter
Philippines Monthly Economic Developments (February 2020) (English)
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FEB 01, 2020 146187 Newsletter
Philippines Monthly Economic Developments (December 2019) (English)
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DEC 01, 2019 144397 Newsletter
Philippines Monthly Economic Developments (November 2019) (English)
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NOV 01, 2019 144010 Newsletter
Philippines Monthly Economic Developments (October 2019) (English)
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OCT 01, 2019 142841 Newsletter
Philippines Monthly Economic Developments (September 2019) (English)
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SEP 01, 2019 142006 Newsletter
Philippines Monthly Economic Developments (August 2019) (English)
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AUG 01, 2019 140903 Newsletter
Philippines Monthly Economic Developments (July 2019) (English)
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JUL 01, 2019 139607 Newsletter
Philippines Monthly Economic Developments (June 2019) (English)
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JUN 01, 2019 138599 Newsletter
Philippines Monthly Economic Developments (April 2019) (English)
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APR 01, 2019 136399 Newsletter
Philippines Monthly Economic Developments (March 2019) (English)
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MAR 01, 2019 135683 Newsletter
Philippines Monthly Economic Developments (January 2019) (English)
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JAN 01, 2019 133927 Newsletter
Global Financial Market Turmoil : Why is South East Asia Exposed but Resilient? (English)
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DEC 01, 2018 133629 Viewpoint
Philippines Monthly Economic Developments (December 2018) (English)
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DEC 01, 2018 133111 Newsletter
Philippines Monthly Economic Developments (November 2018) (English)
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NOV 01, 2018 132260 Newsletter
Growth and Productivity in the Philippines : Winning the Future (English)
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SEP 01, 2018 130056 Working Paper
Philippines monthly economic developments (July 2018) (English)
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JUL 01, 2018 128374 Newsletter
Indonesia economic quarterly : learning more, growing faster (English)
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JUN 01, 2018 126891 Working Paper Bahasa (Indonesian)
Philippines economic update : investing in the future (English)
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APR 01, 2018 125309 Working Paper
Philippines economic update : preserving consistency and policy commitment (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 120239 Working Paper