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Economist eyes inflation peak in Q4

Upward adjustments in the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas’ (BSP) average inflation for this and next year are expected as another sign for the possibility...

Peso hits new all-time low of 57.43, stocks slip

Risk-off sentiments reigned in both the local bourse and the foreign currency market on Friday, with the peso posting another all-time low against the...

Economic recovery to boost remittance growth: economist

The continued recovery of economies hosting overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) is expected to further support expansion of remittances, one of the strong pillars of...

PH stocks, peso slip on higher-than-expected US inflation

The United States’ higher-than-expected consumer price index (CPI) for August 2022 at 8.3 percent resulted in across-the-board decline in the local bourse on Wednesday,...

PH stocks gauge, peso end week up

The Philippines’ main stocks index sustained its rise and finished the week up, tracking its United States counterparts, a performance mirrored by the peso,...

AMLC probe on possible poll-related violations allowed by NPC

Bank and electronic money (e-money) accounts that have unusual transactions ahead of the May 2022 national polls will be investigated by authorities for any...

Gov’t aid for ‘Odette’-hit areas to reach 6B by yearend

The government is set to release before the year ends a total of P6 billion for victims of Typhoon Odette, according to Department of...

Bank exec cites lesser need for physical branches

Ramon Duarte, Union Bank of the Philippines (Unionbank) Transaction Banking and Platform Development head, said he considers investing heavily on putting up more physical branches as “not the way to go” nowadays since “things are rapidly moving towards digitalization.”