The Cebu-led Central Visayas economic performance

Fernando Fajardo 08/02/2018

With almost 70 percent of the Central Visayas Gross Domestic Product (GDP) coming from Cebu, it is safe to say that the region’s economic growth is Cebu-led. Last year, the Central Visayas GDP increased in real terms…

Cebu GDP and economic structure

Fernando Fajardo 07/12/2018

The gross domestic product or GDP measures the total value of all the final output of goods and services produced in the country at current prices or at constant base year prices. Final product means that intermediate…

US, China economic trade war starts

AFP 07/06/2018

The US and China on Friday launched tit-for-tat tariffs on each other’s imports, the opening shots in what Beijing called “the largest trade war in economic history” between the world’s top two economies. At the stroke of…

Economic managers: Inflation likely to hit 4.5% this year

Inquirer.net 07/02/2018

Economic managers on Monday conceded that inflation would likely breach the 2-4 percent target for 2018 as they adopted the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas’ (BSP) forecast of 4-4.5 percent for the entire year even though they expect…

Group mocks Neda economic managers, stages ‘tambay boodle’

Inquirer.net 06/22/2018

Pro-women’s group Gabriela staged a “tambay boodle lunch” in front of the National Economic Development Authority (Neda) office in Pasig City on Friday to protest against the economic managers’ alleged efforts to downplay the effects of inflation…

Is our economic system inclusive, equitable?

Fernando Fajardo 05/17/2018

Our economy is a mixed economic system. Here, both government and the private sector participate in the provision of what we need or want. When there is profit, business go in the production of goods and services…

Philippine 2017 economic performance and where we are now

Fernando Fajardo 01/25/2018

Our Gross Domestic Product (GDP) posted a 6.6 percent growth in the fourth quarter of 2017. With the GDP growing by 6.4 percent in the first quarter, 6.7 percent in the second quarter and the adjusted 7.0…

Infra investments: Mandaue’s economic booster

Victor Anthony V. Silva 12/15/2017

Infrastructure projects to spur property development in this ‘gateway city’ to Cebu Mandaue City is already a favorable destination for investors as it is, with proximity to the Mactan-Cebu International Airport and Cebu International Port being one…

Export sector to ride on PH’s strong economic performance

Victor Anthony V. Silva 11/21/2017

  An official of the Philippine Exporters Confederation, Inc. (Philexport) in Cebu sees bright prospects for the export sector in 2018 on the back of the country’s robust economic performance, among other factors. Federico Escalona, executive director…

Understanding economic integration

Fernando Fajardo 11/16/2017

The 50th Asean Summit had just been concluded in Manila. It turns out that much of the news that came out of the summit were not so much about the substance of the talks that transpired in…

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