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June, 2018

  • 24 June

    India also caught in Trump’s storm

    On the 3rd June, the governor of the Reserve Bank of India, Urjit Patel, had a chronicle in the Financial Times that was particularly interesting. It is already old news, but the very special fact that a central bank governor writes such a chronicle still deserves some attention. In addition, it is from the central bank of Asia’s third largest …

  • 17 June

    A weak EU against a weakened U.K.

    The divorce between Britain and the EU is now approaching quickly as the deadline is 19th March next year, so the negotiations need to move on during the summer.

  • 10 June

    Geraldine Roman: A New Breed Of Working Leader

    When she was named one of the 100 Leading Global Thinkers in 2016 by US-based Foreign Policy magazine, Orani, Bataan should be very proud of. Actually, the nation should be very proud of. Geraldine Roman is the first transgender congresswoman elected in the Philippine Congress and was elected by tremendous victory.

  • 10 June

    Oil price decides U.S. – China trade war

    The threat of a trade war between the U.S. and China has cooled down, but the battle will return with renewed power.

  • 3 June

    Sad tale of a prosecutor

    President Rodrigo Duterte has recently named several government officials allegedly involved in nefarious smuggling operations at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport ( Naia).

  • 3 June

    In June EU meets Italy’s debt mountain

    It’s now likely that Italy’s new government is ready for the EU summit in Brussels on the 28th and 29th June, but the rhetoric already gets the full attention from the financial markets.

  • 3 June

    PAL petitions for higher fuel surcharge

    Philippine Airlines (PAL) expects to incur an additional cost of more than $146 million by end of 2018 due to higher fuel prices and weakening of the peso.

May, 2018

  • 20 May

    Grand Tribute to Sen. Edgardo J. Angara,1934-2018

    (For this special edition of the Wheelchair Observer, I borrowed this outstandingly crafted article by the University of the Philippines written by the MPRO on May 14, 2018. This is a special tribute of the Market Monitor Weekly to the passing of “the best President the Philippines could have”, former Senate President Edgardo J. Angara.) He was considered one of …

  • 20 May

    U. S. economy towards a dangerous crossing

    A development in the U.S. economy is increasingly exciting – the stress field is created by the unemployment rate, 10-year Treasury yield, and expected rate hikes from the central bank (Fed).

  • 6 May

    Growing risk of Philippine currency crisis

    Once again, the Philippine peso reached a new low towards the U.S. Dollar exchange rate, but it is up to the financial markets to decide its direction.