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Costly fertilizer: There’s more to our inflation woes

Fertilizer prices have been on the rise, prompting farmers to use less of it to grow their crops. This causes yields to go down, threatening the country’s food supply and elevating food prices even more.

By Ina Calabio November 16, 2022
Economy
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November 2022 Updates: Better-looking growth outlook

The Philippines posted higher-than-expected GDP growth in the 3rd quarter of 2022, improving the economic outlook for the year. Nonetheless, elevated prices are expected to linger, pushing continued BSP action as global headwinds remain.

November 15, 2022
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On Exchange Rates: Watch and Listen for Signals

The behavior of exchange rates is heavily influenced by a variety of factors, such as OFW flows, foreign direct investments, reserves, terms of trade, inflation, and interest rates. What may be less known is that transparency and signals from the central banks can also influence exchange rates.

November 10, 2022
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Saving adequate reserves for the rainy days

Despite the decline in the country’s GIR, or Gross International Reserves, it remains in good shape as the BSP has built up higher buffers over the years for times like these.

October 21, 2022
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Decoding the mystery behind consumer spending

Consumer spending is largely driven positively by several macroeconomic variables, which could broadly offset the possible consumer spending contraction caused by high inflation.

October 19, 2022
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October 2022 Updates: Preparing for more challenges ahead

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) hiked rates in September following the aggressive policy rate action of the US Fed. Further peso depreciation and BSP rate hikes are expected.

October 11, 2022