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June, 2018

  • 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.

April, 2018

  • 29 April

    Good choice as DOJ secretary

    There’s a new sheriff in town and his name is Menardo Ilasco Guevarra.

  • 29 April

    1,070,991 candidates for barangay and SK polls

    Not sure if this is a record number or not. But definitely more than one million candidates in a single poll is a herculean task for the Comelec.

  • 29 April

    China’s economy- Control versus dynamics

    China is for several reasons back in the limelight where the trade dispute with the U.S. is just one of many dimensions.

  • 15 April

    Palace must review multi-billion telco deal

    The Office of the President through Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea last week issued Administrative Order (AO) No. 11 creating an oversight committee for the Entry of a New Major Player in the Public Telecommunications Market.

  • 15 April

    Aquino’s serious misdeeds

    Assuming that the report card of Sen. Richard Gordon after the Dengvaxia investigation concluded last week is only 50% true, it is still enough for the health administration of the Aquino administration to pay what should be paid.