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June, 2018

  • 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.

  • 15 April

    CHF – A new way of speculation

    If the current global trade dispute evolves into a trade war, it has an impact on the currency markets – a classical thought is to regard the Swiss franc as a safe haven destination.