Philippine economy predicted to face recession World

Philippine economy predicted to face recession

The Philippines’ gross domestic product (GDP) will likely shrink by 5.7-6.7 percent in the second quarter of 2020, much higher than the 0.2 percent contraction in the first quarter, according to Governor of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipnas (BSP) Benjamin Diokno.
ASEAN local currency transactions promoted World

ASEAN local currency transactions promoted

The Philippines has agreed to join the local currency settlement (LCS) framework which Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia have operated over the past two years, in an effort to expand intra-ASEAN trade and investment as well as strengthen the regional economic integration.
Philippines' external debt strongly drops ASEAN

Philippines' external debt strongly drops

The Philippines' outstanding external debt stood at 72.2 billion USD by the end of June 2018, down by 997 million USD or 1.4 percent from the end of March 2018, the country’s central bank has announced.
Sabeco listing fails to lift market Business

Sabeco listing fails to lift market

Saigon Beer Alcohol Beverage Corp. (Sabeco) hit the daily limit rise of 20 percent on its first trading day on the main bourse in HCM City on December 6 but this was not enough to lift the market.