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Banking And Finance

Stability concerns hound Fed

August 21, 2017
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Minutes of the July Federal Open Market Committee meeting  released last week flagged a division among policymakers focused on weak  inflation as a reason to stall further rate increases and those who feel still loose financial conditions pose  a risk the Fed needs to counter.

Chinese banks battle slowing

August 21, 2017
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BEIJING/SHANGHAI- Chinese banks are set to see a slowdown in lending growth in the second half of the year, having exhausted most of their annual credit quota, raising the specter of corporate defaults as financing costs climb further in the world’s No.2 economy.

Indonesia CB seen holding key

August 21, 2017
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JAKARTA- Indonesia’s central bank is expected to keep its benchmark interest rate unchanged on Tuesday despite sluggish private consumption that is denting economic growth, a Reuters poll showed.

BDO issues P11.8B LTNCDs

August 14, 2017
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BDO Unibank, Inc. (BDO) announced that its offer of P5 billion worth of Long-Term Negotiable Certificates of Deposit (LTNCDs) was oversubscribed following strong demand from both retail and institutional investors. 

Winners of CMA train at UPISSI

August 14, 2017
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As part of the follow-on activities to the 2016 Citi Microentrepreneurship Awards (CMA), a joint undertaking of Citi Philippines, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, and Microfinance Council of the Philippines, the University of the Philippines Institute for Small-Scale Industries (UPISSI) recently held the CMA – Microenterprise Management & Development Program, an enriching five-day event that brought together business management and finance mentors and the CMA winners, where practical insights on entrepreneurship and personal finance were imparted to participants.
 

P&G launches MSME program

August 14, 2017
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PROCTER & GAMBLE (P&G) Philippines, in partnership with the Department of Trade and Industry, launched the pilot micro-entrepreneurship development program “Angat Kita” in Mandaluyong City, where around 50 sari-sari (variety) store owners learned about consumer insights, merchandising, pricing, basic bookkeeping, finance and inventory management, among others.

AFTER NORTH KOREA JOLT: Invest

August 14, 2017
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Benign investment environment has been fostered by central banks which have pumped vast sums  of cash into  economies since the global financial crisis that began a decade ago, lifting asset prices globally.  Flows into most asset classes have already overtaken peaks reached before the financial crisis.

Elusive Brexit clarity meets

August 14, 2017
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DUBLIN- Last time British Prime Minister Theresa May returned from a walking holiday, she called what turned out to be -- for her -- a disastrous election.

Modest rise in US consumer pr

August 14, 2017
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WASHINGTON- US consumer prices rose slightly in July as higher food costs were partly offset by falling prices for a range of other goods, suggesting benign inflation that could persuade a cautious Federal Reserve to delay raising interest rates until December.

Inflation shows CBs should be

August 07, 2017
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In emerging markets, real -- or inflation-adjusted -- interest rates are at a three-year peak and the highest relative to developed market rates since the crisis. In developed economies, wage growth remains stubbornly and somewhat puzzlingly weak.  Bluntly put, inflation is low and there’s little sign of it rising. If anything, inflationary pressures are pointing to the downside.

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Trashy Trudeau and toothy Ardern

By REY O. ARCILLA | November 21,2017
‘As the top officials of their governments, the two ought to be well-versed in good manners and right conduct.’

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‘It seems we’ll be seeing an impeachment trial at the Senate come January.’