• The Ship of State has been masterfully steered

    The Ship of State has been masterfully steered

    By Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez (Presented during the Philippine Economic Briefing (PEB) held at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Pasay City, April 5, 2022.) My fellow colleagues in the Cabinet led by […]

  • Irreversible

    Irreversible

    By Antonio S. Lopez At this writing, April 1, 2022, it is one month and eight days before the May 9, 2022 presidential elections. Campaigning is allowed until May 7 only. That means just 30 […]

  • Impact on PH oil supply and price situation

    Impact on PH oil supply and price situation

    • Global oil supply remains exceptionally tight. The International Energy Agency reported that there is an “OPEC Plus” production shortage of around one million barrels-per day (bpd) at the beginning of the year, and despite […]

  • The military for BBM

    The military for BBM

    By Antonio S. Lopez A first in Philippine history, more than 123 ranking former officers of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, the Philippine National Police, and nearly all the country’s 14 living Medal of […]

  • Oil shock, food shock

    Oil shock, food shock

    Of the 100 points of the consumer price index (CPI), which is used to measure inflation or the rate of movement in prices, 38.98 is eaten up by food, 22.47 by utilities (housing, water, electricity, […]

  • SMC builds a bank

    SMC builds a bank

    Profits could double in two years By Antonio S. Lopez San Miguel Corp. President Ramon S. Ang is building a new financial behemoth to backstop the diversified conglomerate’s vast operations and fund future growth.  SMC […]

  • The outlook per BSP Governor Diokno

    The outlook per BSP Governor Diokno

    Economy will recover lost output and employment due to higher demand for exports, stable inflation, and rebound in domestic consumption By Dr. Benjamin E. Diokno Governor, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (Speech at YPO Philippines Inc., […]

  • “Economic recovery is the priority,” says the world’s best central banker

    “Economic recovery is the priority,” says the world’s best central banker

    By Antonio S. Lopez . . Bankers by nature are a pessimistic lot.  When they extend a loan, they suspect the borrower won’t be able to pay for it.   So they establish the borrower’s character, […]