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Philippines Country Politics and Economics Report

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Politics


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  • Philippines sends condolences over Vietnam president's death
  • Price Hikes Test Once-Unshakable Popularity of Philippine President
  • Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte Calls Hitler 'Insane' During ...
  • Philippine president says so long as women are beautiful, there will ...
  • Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte Has Ordered the Arrest of a ...
  • Could this former president become the Philippines' first-ever prime ...
  • Philippines' Duterte Visit Sparks Debate Over Israel's Diplomacy
  • Mangkhut toll 155 in Philippines
  • Netanyahu: Closer ties to Arab world the silver lining of 'bad' Iran deal
  • Philippines set to become upper middle-income economy by 2019
  • Lessons from the boom-bust martial law economy
  • ADB approves 7.8 bln USD credit package for Philippines' economic ...
  • Gov't likely to miss economic growth target in 2018 — Dominguez
  • Philippine growth: Wages, employment, and poverty reduction
  • Philippines not yet growth 'outperformer,' but still a 'very recent ...
  • Trade chief urges Pinoys in UK to invest in the Philippines
  • Trade chief urges Pinoys in UK to invest in the Philippines
  • NegOcc to hold investment forum in Makati City
  • There's No Hope in Sight for Philippine Retailers
  • Higher Investment and productivity key to prosperous Philippines ...
  • Malaysia debt watcher raises Philippine rating further into ...
  • British firms still keen on investing in the Philippines
  • As typhoons get stronger, Asia must build better, experts say
  • Increase in Philippines' F&B spending will drive local online grocery ...
  • Philippines to join World Contraception Day celebrations to raise ...
  • America, Spain and the Philippine Census of 1903
  • Growing prime-age population to boost PHL banks
  • Is Philippine rice self-sufficiency a pipe dream?
  • [OPINION] Solving our 'unli' rice crisis
  • Philippine trade gap widens in July amid lackluster export growth
  • FMIC, UA&P: Growth may remain 'tepid' in Q3 amid inflation, weak ...
  • Lessons from the boom-bust martial law economy
  • Trade gap widens on import surge
  • Philippine growth: Wages, employment, and poverty reduction
  • PHL delegation seeks British investments in 'BBB,' energy sector
  • Diokno says restoring underspent DOH funds 'irrational'
  • Trabaho bill 'to yield little results' – Fitch unit
  • No pork barrel in 2019 budget – Diokno
  • Du30's economic team going to London to woo investors
  • Cebu Pacific now flies daily from Clark to Macau
  • Inflation hits the highest in 9 years at 6.4%; DBM says 'manageable'
  • The Philippines' debt-to-GDP ratio through the years
  • China denies 'debt trap' in grants for Philippines
  • Global financial crisis 10 years after: PHL learned lessons well
  • New Philippine Debt of $167 Billion Could Balloon To $452 Billion ...
  • PH external debt drops by 1.8% to $72.5 billion in Q2 2017
  • Is the Philippines heading into a debt crisis?
  • BSP: PH foreign debt falls .2% in Q3

    Philippines Leaders


    President


  • Philippines sends condolences over Vietnam president's death
  • Philippine President to visit Israel
  • Price Hikes Test Once-Unshakable Popularity of Philippine President

    Speaker of Parliament


  • Arroyo's return: what the former president's comeback means for the ...
  • Typhoon leaves at least 12 dead in Philippines
  • Iraqi lawmakers elect Sunni Arab as parliament speaker

    Prime Minister


  • Could this former president become the Philippines' first-ever prime ...
  • Philippines' Duterte Visit Sparks Debate Over Israel's Diplomacy
  • Mangkhut toll 155 in Philippines

    Deputy Prime Minister


  • Officials pave way for domestic helpers recruitment from Philippines ...
  • Don't abuse power to silence critics — Malaysian's Anwar Ibrahim to ...
  • Malaysia's Anwar on PH: You can't abuse power vs opposition

    Minister of Economy


  • Philippines' Duterte eyes arms deals on Israel trip
  • Philippines finance minister: No serious impact on GDP from rate hikes
  • Could this former president become the Philippines' first-ever prime ...

    Minister of Agriculture


  • UPDATE 1-Philippine paddy rice losses from typhoon exceed ...
  • Philippines eyes extra 132000 tons of rice imports amid 'crisis' in south
  • Philippines keen to grow rice production to meet demand

    Minister of Culture


  • Including everyone: How sisters go to 'ends of the earth' to share Jesus
  • Plans afoot for proposed Zamboanga-Kota Kinabalu flight
  • Anwar Ibrahim meets Bongbong Marcos: 'Money must be returned'

    Minister of Defense


  • Philippines strongman Duterte touches down in Israel for 3-day visit
  • Duterte to talk with Trump on arms purchase
  • Australia, France eye joint operations in South China Sea

    Minister of Education


  • Officials pave way for domestic helpers recruitment from Philippines ...
  • Exclusive: Thailand's plan to fight inequality in education
  • Duterte Orders Arrest of Philippine Senator, One of His Top Critics

    Minister of Energy


  • Philippine Leader Duterte, Who Compared Himself to Hitler, Visits ...
  • Crackdown on smuggling sparks rice shortage crisis in Philippines
  • China Poised to Win Major Victory in Sea Dispute With Help of ...

    Minister of Finance


  • Philippines finance minister: No serious impact on GDP from rate hikes
  • Philippine Peso Eyes BSP, Fed Hike. Stocks See US Japan Trade ...
  • Removing the Constitution's restrictive economic provisions

    Minister of Foreign Affairs


  • Singapore sends condolences to Philippines over Typhoon Mangkhut
  • Another landslide in Philippines kills 12
  • PH visit of China's top diplomat rescheduled over Typhoon Ompong

    Minister of Internal Affairs


  • Philippine delegation embarks on landmark trips to Jordan, Israel
  • What good is Asean, Indonesia wonders
  • Filipina Domestic in Kuwait Accused of Stabbing Employer, Filipino ...

    Minister of Justice


  • Justice ministry quashes Israel-Philippines police cooperation ...
  • Manuel Amalilio should face Philippine justice — Anwar Ibrahim
  • The Hidden Parts of Philippines' Duterte's Israel Visit – a Major Oil ...

    Minister of Health


  • Officials pave way for domestic helpers recruitment from Philippines ...
  • In photos: Typhoon Mangkhut pummels Philippines and southern ...
  • Mangkhut toll 155 in Philippines

    Minister of Infrastructure


  • China top diplomat to visit PH for joint exploration talks
  • Siemens CEO pushes plans to boost Iraqi power infrastructure
  • Chinese state councilor's Philippine visit rescheduled due to 'Ompong'

    Minister of Sports


  • Typhoon pounds China after mud buries dozens in Philippines
  • China's foreign minister postpones PH visit due to Ompong: DFA
  • Hosts drawn with Philippines, Laos

    Director of State Security Service


  • Trump's Iran Policy Counterproductive Say 50+ Former Senior Officials
  • Typhoon Mangkhut pounds south China after killing 64 in Philippines
  • The struggle for the 2019 national budget

    Chairman National Bank


  • Ethics, integrity and good sleep
  • What does it mean to be a 'bossing'?
  • Sandigan okays Rep. Arthur Yap's travel to China

    Permanent Representative to the UN


  • New Philippine ambassador to Holy See begins her mission
  • Government efforts on disaster resilience highlighted at UN forum
  • Reception hosted by Bahrain's Permanent Mission to UN in Geneva

    Presidents Chief of Staff


  • Movement Against Tyranny hits AFP's 'outlandish claims' of conspiracy
  • Colonoscopy, endoscopy for Duterte no big deal — Palace
  • Duterte wouldn't have revealed medical tests if 'serious' – Roque

    Chairman of Supreme Court


  • House panel kills impeach complaint vs 7 Supreme Court justices
  • Chief Justice De Castro
  • House panel to take up impeach complaints vs SC justices Sept 4

    Opposition


  • Philippines' Duterte orders arrest of opposition senator
  • LIST: Opposition reveals 18 possible names for 2019 Senate slate
  • Movement Against Tyranny hits AFP's 'outlandish claims' of conspiracy

    Economic News and Data


    GDP

  • Lessons from the boom-bust martial law economy
  • A creative economy in the Philippines
  • Philippines set to become upper middle-income economy by 2019
  • UPDATE 1-Philippine GDP growth not seriously impacted by rate ...
  • Philippine GDP growth not seriously impacted by rate hikes
  • [ANALYSIS] Mere hiccups? Let's be more honest about the economy
  • Nomura Securities Ltd. sees second half GDP growth rising to 6.8%
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    Investment

  • Trade chief urges Pinoys in UK to invest in the Philippines
  • NegOcc to hold investment forum in Makati City
  • There's No Hope in Sight for Philippine Retailers
  • Higher Investment and productivity key to prosperous Philippines ...
  • Malaysia debt watcher raises Philippine rating further into ...
  • British firms still keen on investing in the Philippines
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    Demographics

  • As typhoons get stronger, Asia must build better, experts say
  • Increase in Philippines' F&B spending will drive local online grocery ...
  • Philippines to join World Contraception Day celebrations to raise ...
  • America, Spain and the Philippine Census of 1903
  • Growing prime-age population to boost PHL banks
  • Is Philippine rice self-sufficiency a pipe dream?
  • [OPINION] Solving our 'unli' rice crisis
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    Export/Import

  • Philippine trade gap widens in July amid lackluster export growth
  • FMIC, UA&P: Growth may remain 'tepid' in Q3 amid inflation, weak ...
  • Lessons from the boom-bust martial law economy
  • Trade gap widens on import surge
  • Philippine growth: Wages, employment, and poverty reduction
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    Public Spending

  • PHL delegation seeks British investments in 'BBB,' energy sector
  • Diokno says restoring underspent DOH funds 'irrational'
  • Trabaho bill 'to yield little results' – Fitch unit
  • No pork barrel in 2019 budget – Diokno
  • Du30's economic team going to London to woo investors
  • Cebu Pacific now flies daily from Clark to Macau
  • Inflation hits the highest in 9 years at 6.4%; DBM says 'manageable'
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    Public Debt

  • The Philippines' debt-to-GDP ratio through the years
  • China denies 'debt trap' in grants for Philippines
  • Global financial crisis 10 years after: PHL learned lessons well
  • New Philippine Debt of $167 Billion Could Balloon To $452 Billion ...
  • PH external debt drops by 1.8% to $72.5 billion in Q2 2017
  • Is the Philippines heading into a debt crisis?
  • BSP: PH foreign debt falls .2% in Q3
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    Recent Econ Stats

    MomentCountryEventActualPreviousConsensusForecastpreviewpupdatedreviewrupdated
    2018-05-31PHRetail Price Index YoY APR4.20%3.70%01
    2018-05-23PHBudget Balance APRPHP-110.7BPHP -54B01
    2018-05-10PHGDP Growth Rate QoQ Q11.50%1.70%01
    2018-05-10PHGDP Growth Rate YoY Q16.60%7%01
    2018-05-10PHInterest Rate Decision3%01
    2018-05-09PHImports YoY MAR18.60%01
    2018-05-09PHExports YoY MAR-1.80%01
    2018-05-09PHBalance of Trade MAR$-3065M$ -2930M01
    2018-05-07PHForeign Exchange Reserves APR$80.13B$ 81.3B01
    2018-05-04PHCore Inflation Rate YoY APR4.70%4.60%01