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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.

A Better Credit Rating Alone Can’t Overcome the Philippines’ Foreign Investment Woes
February 22, 2020

A Better Credit Rating Alone Can’t Overcome the Philippines’ Foreign Investment Woes

By Ronald U. Mendoza
Serious concerns about corruption, ease of doing business, and political interference scare foreign investors away regardless of credit rating scores.
What Does an Improved Credit Rating Actually Mean for the Philippines?
February 20, 2020

What Does an Improved Credit Rating Actually Mean for the Philippines?

By Ronald U. Mendoza
The first article in a two-part series explains why credit ratings make the rich richer but matter less to most Filipinos.

Myth-Busting Chinese FDI in the Philippines
July 19, 2018

Myth-Busting Chinese FDI in the Philippines

By Alvin A. Camba
Public imagination has a distorted picture of what Chinese FDI looks like. It’s much more than the “Belt and Road.”

Investors Fret as Duterte’s Popularity Slumps
July 17, 2018

Investors Fret as Duterte’s Popularity Slumps

By Anthony Fensom
Will Duterte's crass and unpredictable style impact the Philippine economy?

Duterte’s Year of Sound and Fury
June 30, 2017

Duterte’s Year of Sound and Fury

By Ronald D. Holmes and Mark R. Thompson
One year after his inauguration, how is the Philippine president faring?

Is Duterte Wrecking the Philippine Economy?
October 06, 2016

Is Duterte Wrecking the Philippine Economy?

By Ling Han
A closer look at how the Philippine president is impacting his country's economic prospects.
Asia’s Emerging Markets: From Bust To Boom?
August 22, 2016

Asia’s Emerging Markets: From Bust To Boom?

By Anthony Fensom
The worst may be over for Asia's emerging markets, but growth will remain "slow and painful."

What a Duterte Administration Means for the Philippines' Central Bank
June 16, 2016

What a Duterte Administration Means for the Philippines' Central Bank

By Prinz Magtulis
The Philippine central bank needs a little change, too.

Awash With Cash: The Duterte Government's Inheritance From Aquino
May 27, 2016

Awash With Cash: The Duterte Government's Inheritance From Aquino

By Prinz P. Magtulis
Many of Duterte's policy plans would not be possible without the fiscal discipline practiced by his predecessor.

Philippines: President-Elect Duterte Prompts Concern Over Economic Policy
May 27, 2016

Philippines: President-Elect Duterte Prompts Concern Over Economic Policy

By Jack Wagner
What will the Philippines' president-elect mean for the country's economic prospects?
Rodrigo Duterte, Philippines-China Relations, and the South China Sea
May 13, 2016

Rodrigo Duterte, Philippines-China Relations, and the South China Sea

By Ankit Panda and Prashanth Parameswaran
Prashanth Parameswaran joins Ankit Panda to discuss the implications of Rodrigo Duterte's big win in the Philippines.

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