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Government awards T-bills on ‘steady’ rates

THE Bureau of the Treasury (BTr) awarded all tenors in the auction on Monday of Treasury bills (T-bills) with a total of P15 billion,...

EastWest’s rural bank pulls down net income by 13%

GOTIANUN-led EastWest (EW) Bank’s net income of P3.2 billion in the first nine months of 2018 was 13 percent lower due to several one-off...

Picking the right stock

The stock market gives the opportunity for ordinary investors to own shares of various listed companies. It also provides the possibility of wealth generation...

Economists share mixed views on BSP’s next move

FOLLOWING the lower-than-expected growth figures for the third quarter, analysts are now betting on what the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) will give priority...

Financial grants law seen to boost MSMEs

CONGRESS is being asked to fast-track passage of a bill providing for a minimum P10,000 outright grant to start-up eligible MSMEs, or micro, small...

Customs eases ‘balikbayan’ box rules after drawing flak from OFW groups

THE Bureau of Customs (BOC) on Thursday said that it has eased the guidelines in availing of the duty and tax-free privilege of consolidated...

McKinsey review report: Global banking must push competitive advantages

MCKINSEY & Company (McKinsey) has reported that the global banking sector would have to strengthen its competitive advantage and follow through on respective strategic...

China has more distressed corporate debt than all of EM combined

In the span of just 11 months, China went from having no distressed dollar-denominated corporate bonds to having more than any other emerging market. The...

Lessons from the Association Leadership Forum

Part One I WAS invited to Singapore from October 29 to 31 to attend and be a panelist at the Association Leadership Forum organized by...

Anwar: Malaysia probing more deals by former Goldman partner Leissner

MALAYSIA’S leader-in-waiting said the government is looking into more Goldman Sachs Group Inc. deals carried out by Tim Leissner, the former partner whose work...

Treasury makes full award for T-bonds as rates fall within market estimates

THE Bureau of the Treasury (BTr) awarded the full P15 billion on offer for the reissued 10-year Treasury bond (T-bond) placed on auction on Tuesday. National...

Governance and agency theory

AGENCY theory is part of the topic of corporate governance.  It  involves the problem of directors controlling a company while the shareholders own the...

P13.5-billion retail bonds seen to boost govt campaign to rebuild Marawi

THE Department of Finance (DOF) will issue P13.5 billion worth of Marawi Bonds Series 1 for the Bangon Marawi rehabilitation program, a member of...

BSP rates to climb further–ANZ Research

ECONOMIC think tank ANZ Research still forecasts another increase in the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas’s (BSP) key policy rates, by 25 basis points, in...

DOLE mulls over charges vs airport execs for collecting fees from...

THE Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) will file the necessary charges if airport authorities still refuse to stop the illegal collection of terminal...

BTr makes full award at T-bills auction on moderate bids

THE Bureau of the Treasury (BTr) has awarded all tenors in its latest auction for Treasury bills (T-bills) with a total of P15 billion,...

Trading activities, higher taxes shave off Security Bank’s end-Sept income

SECURITY Bank on Monday reported an 11-percent decline in its net income for the first nine months of the year.  The bank said in a...

Picking the right stock

THE stock market gives the opportunity for ordinary investors to own shares of various listed companies. It also provides the possibility of wealth generation...

NG subsidies to state firms rise 698% in Sept to...

THE national government has released subsidies amounting to P19.583 billion for September, a figure that is 698 percent higher than the reported P2.454 billion...

Insurance body bares nonlife companies’ rankings for 2017

THE Insurance Commission (IC) has reported the top 5 nonlife insurance companies in terms of net premiums written, assets, net worth and net income...
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