MANILA The Philippine central bank will likely wait until inflation is firmly within its target before it reverses some of last year's policy tightening, a Reuters poll showed.
* "I don't find it too strong" - Diokno on peso
(Adds comments on peso in paragraphs 9-11)
MANILA, March 5 The appointment of Benjamin
Diokno as Philippine central bank governor could spur a faster
move to easier policy this year, with the former budget minister
largely seen as pro-growth.
MANILA Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte made a surprise appointment on Monday by naming his budget secretary as central bank governor even as the market had preferred to see an insider take the helm of the monetary authority.
MANILA/PARIS The Philippine Department of Justice on Friday said it had found probable cause to indict officials from French drugmaker Sanofi and former and current Philippine health officials over 10 deaths it said were linked to use of a dengue vaccine.
MANILA U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo assured the Philippines on Friday it would come to its defense if it came under attack in the South China Sea, reaffirming a defense code that Manila's security chiefs have sought to revise.
MANILA, Feb 28 Philippine President Rodrigo
Duterte is expected to choose a successor soon to complete the
six-year term of central bank governor Nestor Espenilla, who
died on Feb. 23 after a battle with cancer.
MANILA The award-winning head of a Philippine news website known for its tough scrutiny of President Rodrigo Duterte was arrested on Wednesday on libel charges, the latest in a series of legal cases against perceived adversaries of the government.
MANILA, Feb 13 The award-winning head of a
Philippine news website known for its tough scrutiny of
President Rodrigo Duterte was arrested on Wednesday on libel
charges, the latest in a series of legal cases against perceived
adversaries of the government.
MANILA, Feb 7 The Philippine central bank kept
its benchmark interest rate steady for a second straight meeting
on Thursday, saying inflation risk had fallen on lower crude oil
and food prices.