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Philippine central bank seen keeping rates steady under new chief on Thursday: Reuters poll

Mar 15 2019

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.

UPDATE 2-Philippine cenbank chief flags series of quarterly RRR cuts

Mar 12 2019

* "I don't find it too strong" - Diokno on peso (Adds comments on peso in paragraphs 9-11)

Philippine c.bank may loosen policy grip under new chief

Mar 05 2019

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.

Philippines' Duterte picks cabinet ally to head central bank

Mar 04 2019

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.

Philippines to charge officials of Sanofi, government over dengue vaccine

Mar 01 2019

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.

Pompeo assures Philippines of U.S. protection in event of sea conflict

Mar 01 2019

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.

FACTBOX -Potential candidates for Philippine c.bank governor

Feb 28 2019

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.

Philippine journalist at odds with Duterte arrested for libel

Feb 13 2019

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.

Philippine journalist at odds with Duterte arrested for libel

Feb 13 2019

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.

UPDATE 1-Philippine c.bank keeps rates steady as inflation cools

Feb 07 2019

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.

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