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The Economic Outlook for the Philippines Under Ferdinand Marcos Jr.
May 17, 2022

The Economic Outlook for the Philippines Under Ferdinand Marcos Jr.

By James Guild
The new president will take the reins at a time of high inflation and monetary tightening in the global financial system.

A Snapshot of Post-Pandemic Trade in ASEAN
April 26, 2022

A Snapshot of Post-Pandemic Trade in ASEAN

By James Guild
Inflation and rising commodity prices have assisted some countries' recovery, while holding back others.
Why Are Philippine Courts Blocking Sugar Imports?
March 01, 2022

Why Are Philippine Courts Blocking Sugar Imports?

By James Guild
The move is an attempt to balance the interests of Filipino farmers and consumers.

An Argentine Company’s Journey to Investing in the Philippines
February 04, 2022

An Argentine Company’s Journey to Investing in the Philippines

By Juan Manuel Harán and Marcos González Gava
Farmesa is one of the rare South American companies with a presence in Southeast Asia. What drove the firm to cross the Pacific Ocean and what hurdles did it face?

The Philippines Readies Public Services for 100 Percent Foreign Ownership
December 29, 2021

The Philippines Readies Public Services for 100 Percent Foreign Ownership

By James Guild
The Philippines has long led its Southeast Asian neighbors in the privatization of public services.

The Philippines’ 2022 Budget Is Not Afraid of Debt
November 17, 2021

The Philippines’ 2022 Budget Is Not Afraid of Debt

By James Guild
The Duterte government is going to try to spend its way out of any lingering economic headwinds from the pandemic, and it is not afraid to run deficits to do so.

Southeast Asia’s Current Account Balancing Act
August 25, 2021

Southeast Asia’s Current Account Balancing Act

By James Guild
While trade is important as countries seek to bounce back from COVID-19, you need to poke a little deeper to get a full picture of the current account.
A Long Road Ahead for the Philippine Economy
June 11, 2021

A Long Road Ahead for the Philippine Economy

By Nick Aspinwall
The World Bank slashed its growth projection for this year, indicating an economic recovery may take longer than expected.

The Philippines’ COVID-19 Economic Rescue Plan: Bayanihan 1 and 2
February 03, 2021

The Philippines’ COVID-19 Economic Rescue Plan: Bayanihan 1 and 2

By James Guild
In addition to supporting healthcare and low-income households, Manila has focused on propping up its agricultural sector, which employs nearly a quarter of Filipinos.

How a Digital Economy Can Save The Philippines from Recession
November 26, 2020

How a Digital Economy Can Save The Philippines from Recession

By Pierrepont Johnson
An improved digital economy would aid social distancing measures and help promote the country’s long-term economic growth.

Southeast Asian Economies Face Generational Downturn from COVID-19
September 29, 2020

Southeast Asian Economies Face Generational Downturn from COVID-19

By Sebastian Strangio
A new World Bank report predicts sharp economic contractions that could produce a wave of "new COVID poor."
Jeepney Drivers Face Charges Amid Heightened Protest Crackdown in the Philippines
June 12, 2020

Jeepney Drivers Face Charges Amid Heightened Protest Crackdown in the Philippines

By Nick Aspinwall
6 jeepney drivers were arrested last week and subsequently released on bail for protesting lost wages during the coronavirus lockdown.

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