BSP likely to scale down inflation forecasts 

THE Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) is looking to bring down its current inflation forecasts, after seeing “definite signs” of a slowdown in the...

Investors waiting to exhale as BTr auction fetches P4.1 billion

The Bureau of the Treasury (BTr) partially awarded P4.120 billion in its latest Treasury bond (T-bonds) auction on Tuesday from the offer of P10 billion,...

Customs seizes 1,100 skimming devices

THE airport customs bureau has seized more than 1,100 skimming devices at the three Ninoy Aquino International Airport  (Naia) terminals the past several months, and...

BSP execs, staff give out 3,600 packs of school supplies, hygiene...

THE Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) distributed more than 3,600 packs of school supplies and hygiene kits to public elementary schoolchildren as part of...

Celebrating father

THE celebration of Father’s Day has a more recent tradition than Mother’s Day, and in the beginning was often satirized as a “me too”...

Senator, economists weigh in on weak peso

The chairman of the Senate Committee on Economic Affairs and economists who the BusinessMirror talked to sought to ease worries in some sectors as...

BTr awards P8.4 billion in auction; Fed, MB meet seen behind...

THE Bureau of the Treasury (BTr) received mixed results in its latest Treasury bills (T-bills) auction on Monday, awarding P8.4 billion from the P15 billion...

Philippine peso needs a more hawkish Central Bank to stem losses

THE Philippine currency and bond markets will need a more hawkish tone from the Central Bank this week to stem their losing streak, as...

BDO, Japanese bank team up

BDO Unibank Inc. announced its partnership with a Japanese bank on Monday, which will allow BDO to win accounts of the Japanese firms wanting to...

Three notions why saving is not saving you at all

SAVING must be accompanied by maturity and not by instant gratitude or some kamikaze type of mental model. Anyone can always argue that they...

DOF: Cutting VAT to 10% without lifting exemptions will torpedo fiscal...

REDUCING the value-added tax (VAT) rate from the current 12 percent without removing its list of exemptions will have a negative effect on the...

Senior citizens’ group seeks SSS pension loan

A SENIOR citizens’ organization has asked the Social Security System (SSS) to heed the clamor of pensioners for a pension loan designed especially for...

HMOs did well in 2017, posting 11.5% increase in revenues–IC

THE country’s health maintenance organizations (HMOs) posted strong overall performance in 2017, with revenues increasing by 11.53 percent, the Insurance Commission (IC) has reported. Based...

PhilHealth to hike premium allotment, resume full benefits for senior citizens

THE Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) is eyeing to increase premium allotment and resume full benefit coverage for all senior citizens next year, a...

Association board trends

ASSOCIATION board governance has never been as challenging as it is today according to a study made by BoardEffect, a US-based solutions provider for...

PSBank cardless withdrawal usage picks up pace; daily average transaction jumps 23...

USAGE of PSBank’s pioneering cardless withdrawal is picking up pace, as average daily transaction jumped 23 percent at the end of the first quarter...

LandBank sees MOU with PNP on use of e-payment implemented by...

THE full implementation of the recently signed memorandum of understanding (MOU) of the Land Bank of the Philippines with the Philippine National Police (PNP),...

For first time, Makati earns COA ‘unqualified opinion’

THE Commission on Audit (COA) has rendered, for the very first time, an “unqualified opinion” in its Annual Audit Report for the city of...

Applauding two new business-friendly laws

Hopefully, President Duterte would sign into law the Secured Transactions Systems bill soon enough to be able to trumpet two business-friendly laws during the forthcoming...

DOF assures Europe-Asean Business Alliance: Transparency to prevail in TRAIN 2,...

FINANCE Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III has assured European businessmen that transparency will prevail in the continuing tax-reform program and the Duterte administration’s flagship...