Inflation rate down, is it okay now?

Fernando Fajardo 12/06/2018

When interest rate goes up, expect investments, including the interest rate sensitive consumption expenditures, to fall. The government placed the country’s inflation rate last month at 6.0 percent. It is actually lower in Metro Manila at 5.8…

Pump prices seen to decline as oil supply rises

Inquirer.net 11/19/2018

Pump prices are expected to fall further even as crude oil producers are considering a return to production cuts in a bid to avert a possible price crash similar to what happened in 2014. Oil producing countries,…

Inflation: An election issue

11/09/2018

Soon the Advent season will arrive and after this, the season of Christmas. Small to big time traders are trying to cash in and have started to raise prices of goods and services. It is incumbent upon…

Oct. inflation up 6.7%; prices of goods easing

Inquirer.net 11/06/2018

Inflation in October rose 6.7 percent year-on-year, the same rate of increase in prices of basic commodities as last September, an over nine-year high. But National Statistician Lisa Grace S. Bersales noted that the month-on-month increase in…

Rice tarrification can help ease rising inflation — gov’t execs

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 10/30/2018

GOVERNMENT officials are pushing for rice tariffication as a bid to help temper the country’s high inflation rate. Department of Trade and Industry in Central Visayas (DTI-7) Regional Director Asteria Caberte said that it is important to…

Gov’t measure to curb inflation: SRP on pork, chicken, and rice

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 10/29/2018

The Department of Trade and Industry in Central Visayas (DTI-7) is assuring the public that the government is putting in place measures to arrest the continued increase in prices of basic commodities. Among these measures is to…

Inflation, food prices easing – ING

Inquirer.net 10/25/2018

DOMESTIC inflationary pressures — which made local consumer prices accelerate to their fastest levels in almost a decade in recent months — seem to be abating and may, in turn, make the central bank pause from its…

What is wrong with the projected inflation and tariffication?

Fernando Fajardo 10/25/2018

Monetary authorities conceded to missing their 2-4 percent target band for inflation this year and next. They see prices averaging 5.2 percent in 2018 and 4.3 percent in 2019. To combat surging prices, the government plans to…

NFA promises a P3 drop in commercial rice prices

Futch Anthony Inso 10/24/2018

The availability of more supply in the coming days is expected to reduce the prices of commercial rice by as much as P3 before the end of the month, said National Food Authority Central Visayas (NFA-7) director…

High food prices tagged as poor families’ inflation hits 8%

Inquirer.net 10/22/2018

FOR AUGUST High food prices pushed up inflation among the country’s poorest families to 8 percent year-on-year in August, the government reported Monday. The rate of increase in prices of basic goods among those belonging to the…

Oil companies to implement rollback on Monday

Zena Magto 10/21/2018

Oil companies are set to implement a rollback in the prices of gasoline at 6 a.m. on Monday (October 22). Gasoline prices will be reduced by P1.60 to P1.90 per liter, and P0.90 to P1 per liter…

The interaction of inflation, interest rates, and GDP

Fernando Fajardo 10/18/2018

An excise tax not only raises the price of the product directly and make the poor to suffer more; it also lowers output and create more joblessness among the poor. The government is lowering its real GDP…

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