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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.

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.

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