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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; Lazaro,Karen Annette Ducat; 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 +

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; Enriquez,Karen Annette Lazaro; 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

Closing Indonesia’s infrastructure gap : the key role of fiscal policy reforms (English)

Indonesia has established a strong track record of overall public borrowing restraint and enjoys a low debt burden with minimal risks of debt distress. ... See More +

Brief 105702 MAY 01, 2016

Carter,Jamie; Diop,Ndiame; Nair,Arvind; Sienaert,Alexis Disclosed

East Asia and Pacific - Economic update : growing challenges (English)

In the six months since the previous East Asia and Pacific (EAP) economic update, developing EAP has faced a challenging external environment. Financial market conditions in the region, however, have been volatile over much of the past 6 months, as in the rest of the world. ... See More +

Publication 104770 APR 01, 2016

Edwards,Kim Alan; Vashakmadze,Ekaterine T.; Solmaz,Serhat; Sun, Yan; Blum,Jurgen Rene; Taliercio,Robert R.; Rahardja,Sjamsu; Maliszewska,Maryla; Mishra,Deepak K.; Ariyapruchya,Kiatipong; Badiani-Magnusson,Reena Chandu; Batsuuri,Davaadalai; Beck,Hans Anand; Del Castillo,Noel Borja; Chen,Shaohua; Chua,Karl Kendrick Tiu; Cruz,Kevin Thomas Garcia; Davading,Somneuk; Demombynes,Gabriel; Dewina,Reno; Diaz-Bonilla,Carolina; Dinh,Viet Tuan; Diop,Ndiame; Eckardt,Sebastian; Fitrani,Fitria; Freije-Rodriguez,Samuel; Hein,Min Ye Paing; Vu,Linh Hoang; Kida,Mizuho; Kim,Jae Kyun; Knight,David Stephen; Krishnan,Nandini; Kularatne,Chandana; Lee,Taehyun; Limkin,Joseph Louie C.; Litwack,John; Ly,Sodeth; Mahajan,Sandeep; Martin, Miguel; Spatafora,Nikola L.; Hirano,Yumeka Disclosed

Indonesia - Avoiding the trap (English)

Within the next two decades Indonesia aspires to generate prosperity, avoid a middle-income trap and leave no one behind as it tries to catch up with high-income economies. ... See More +

Working Paper 88929 MAY 01, 2014

Diop, Ndiame; Fitrani, Fitria; Lee, Yue Man; Nair, Arvind; Wai-Poi, Matthew Grant; Sienaert, Alex; Taylor, Ashley; Wihardja, Maria Monica; Pinerua, Carlos; Spreng, Connor P.; Gunawan, Iwan; Samad, Taimur; Simatupang, Renata; Al-Samarrai, Samer; Cerdan-Infantes, Pedro; Dorkin, Darren W.; Wiener, Mitchell; Djalal, Dini Sari Bahasa (Indonesian) Disclosed

Why is reducing energy subsidies a prudent, fair, and transformative policy for Indonesia? (English)

If there was one bold and timely policy to transform Indonesia, this is it. In 2012, spending on energy subsidies claimed more than one-fifth of the central government's budget, that is, more than three times the allocation for infrastructure such as roads, water, electricity and irrigation networks, and three times the government wide spending on health. ... See More +

Brief 86815 MAR 01, 2014

Diop,Ndiame Disclosed

Indonesia - Avoiding the trap : Indonesia - Menghindari perangkap (Bahasa (Indonesian))

Within the next two decades Indonesia aspires to generate prosperity, avoid a middle-income trap and leave no one behind as it tries to catch up with high-income economies. ... See More +

Working Paper 88929 JAN 01, 2014

Diop, Ndiame; Fitrani, Fitria; Lee, Yue Man; Nair, Arvind; Wai-Poi, Matthew Grant; Sienaert, Alex; Taylor, Ashley; Wihardja, Maria Monica; Pinerua, Carlos; Spreng, Connor P.; Gunawan, Iwan; Samad, Taimur; Simatupang, Renata; Al-Samarrai, Samer; Cerdan-Infantes, Pedro; Dorkin, Darren W.; Wiener, Mitchell; Djalal, Dini Sari English Disclosed

Natural resource abundance, growth and diversification in MENA : the effects of natural resources and the role of policies (English)

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is one of the richest in the world in terms of natural resources. It holds more than 60 percent of the world's proven oil reserves, mostly located in the Gulf region, and nearly half of global gas reserves. ... See More +

Brief 73759 OCT 01, 2012

Diop, Ndiame; Marotta, Daniela; Melo, Jaime de Disclosed

Natural resource abundance, growth, and diversification in the Middle East and North Africa : the effects of natural resources and the role of policies (English)

This book is organized as follows: this first chapter examines the pattern of structural transformation in Middle East and North Africa, or MENA and summarizes the role of various factors examined thoroughly in the rest of the volume. ... See More +

Publication 72463 SEP 08, 2012

Diop, Ndiame; Marotta, Daniela; Melo, Jaime de Disclosed

Jordan - Jordan First Programmatic DPL : P124441 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 01 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR6207 MAR 13, 2012

Diop,Ndiame Disclosed

Are Jordan and Tunisia's exports becoming more technologically sophisticated? And why it matters (English)

The last decade has witnessed two interesting features in international trade. First, high-tech products have become the fastest growing segment of international trade. ... See More +

Brief 67734 FEB 01, 2012

Diop, Ndiame; Ghali, Sofiane Disclosed

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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
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
Closing Indonesia’s infrastructure gap : the key role of fiscal policy reforms (English)
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MAY 01, 2016 105702 Brief
East Asia and Pacific - Economic update : growing challenges (English)
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APR 01, 2016 104770 Publication
Indonesia - Avoiding the trap (English)
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MAY 01, 2014 88929 Working Paper Bahasa (Indonesian)
Why is reducing energy subsidies a prudent, fair, and transformative policy for Indonesia? (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 86815 Brief
Indonesia - Avoiding the trap : Indonesia - Menghindari perangkap (Bahasa (Indonesian))
See More +
JAN 01, 2014 88929 Working Paper English
Natural resource abundance, growth and diversification in MENA : the effects of natural resources and the role of policies (English)
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OCT 01, 2012 73759 Brief
Natural resource abundance, growth, and diversification in the Middle East and North Africa : the effects of natural resources and the role of policies (English)
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SEP 08, 2012 72463 Publication
Jordan - Jordan First Programmatic DPL : P124441 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 01 (English)
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MAR 13, 2012 ISR6207 Implementation Status and Results Report
Are Jordan and Tunisia's exports becoming more technologically sophisticated? And why it matters (English)
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FEB 01, 2012 67734 Brief