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The April 2017 update forecasts that the Philippines is likely to grow close to 7% in the next 2-3 years, and will remain a top performer in the East Asia and Pacific Region.


April 2017/Advancing the Investment Agenda

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Sections in this edition:

  • Recent Economic and Policy Developments – page 1
  • Outlook and Risks – page 21
  • Trade Competitiveness and Global Value Chains in the Philippines – page 28

 

October 2016/Outperforming the Region and Managing the Transition

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Sections in this edition:

  • Recent Economic and Policy Developments – page 1
  • Outlook and Risks – page 17
  • Increasing Tax Revenues Efficiently and Equitably – page 28

 

April 2016/Moving Full Speed Ahead: Accelerating Reforms to Create More and Better Jobs

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Sections in this edition

•    Recent Economic and Policy Developments - page 5
- Prospects and Risks - page 14
- Policies: A Retrospective and Forward Look on How to Create More and Better Jobs
•    Medium-Term Reform Agenda: Enhancing competition - page 29

 

October 2015/Making Growth Work for Small Businesses

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Sections in this edition

•    Recent Economic and Policy Developments - page 1
- Prospects, Risks and Policies - page 14
•    Medium-Term Reform Agenda: Enhancing competition - page 29

Special Focus
 
1.    Real cost of starting and maintaining a business - page 45
2.    Export transaction costs in the Philippines – page 60

 

January 2015/Making Growth Work for The Poor

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Sections in this edition

Recent Economic and Policy Developments - page 1

•    Prospects, Risks and Policies - page 10
•    Medium-Term Reform Agenda: Enhancing competition - page 20

Special Focus
 
1.    Congestion in Metro Manila and its impact on the economy - page 34
2.    Potential power shortages in Luzon and the way forward – page 40
3.    Reviving Philippine electronics exports – page 44
4.    Liberalizing rice policy in the Philippines – page 54
5.    Enhancing competition in the domestic shipping industry – page 63

 

August 2014 / Investing in the Future

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Sections in this edition

Recent Economic and Policy Developments - page 1

  • Prospects, Risks and Policies - page 10
  • Medium-Term Agenda: Tax Reform Package for more Inclusive Growth - page 14
Special Focus
 
China's Slowdown and Rebalancing: How the Philippines can still benefit - page 25
 
 
 
March 2014 / Pursuing economic growth through sustainable reconstruction and job generation
 
 
Sections in this edition
  • Recent Economic and Policy Developments – page 10
  • Prospects , Risks and Policies – page 27
  • Building Back Better after Typhoon Yolanda – page 37
  • Medium term agenda: Working together to address the jobs challenge – page 47
Special Focus
  • 1: Philippine tourism industry challenge – page 7
  • 2: Impact Evaluation of the Kalahi – CIDSS – page 77
 
 
May 2013 / Accelerating Reforms to meet the Jobs Challenge
 
 
Sections in this edition
  • Recent Economic and Policy Developments – Page 6
  • Prospects and Policies – Page 21
Special Focus
  • 1:  Measuring changes in inventory and statistical discrepancy in the national income accounts – page 30
  • 2:  The Philippine Real Estate Market: A cause for concern? An update – page 33
  • 3:  The Comprehensive Tax Reform Program of 1986 and related tax administrative reforms – page 41
  • 4:  Impact Evaluation of the conditional cash transfer program – page 43
  • 5:  Procurement modernization strategy: an update – page 49
 
 
December 2012 / Accelerating Reforms to Sustain Growth
 
 
Sections in this edition
  • Recent Economic and Policy Developments – p. 1
  • Prospects and Policy Recommendations – p. 13
Special Focus
 
      Sustaining Growth in the Philippine BPO sector: Opportunities and Challenges – page 23
 
 
 
July 2012 / : Investing in inclusive growth amid global uncertainty
 
 
Sections in this edition
  • Recent Economic and Policy Developments – p. 1
  • Prospects – p. 12
Special Focus
     
        Access to Basic Financial Services in the Philippines – p. 19
 
 
 
March 2012 / : From stability to Prosperity for all
 
 
Sections in this edition
  • Recent Economic and Policy Developments – p. 1
  • Prospects and Policy Recommendations – p. 13
Special Focus
  • 1: Financing the Economic Cost of Disasters in the Philippines – p. 23
  • 2: Cycles of Conflict and Displacement in Mindanao - - p 30
  • 3: The Philippine Real Estate Market: A cause for concern? – page. 37
  • 4: Stepping Up Disbursements by Improving Absorptive capacity in Agencies – p. 43
 
 
December 2011 / Sustaining Growth in Uncertain Times
 
 
Sections in this edition
  • Recent Economic and Policy Developments – p. 1
  • Prospects and Policy Recommendations – p. 11
Special Focus
  • 1: Raising Excise Taxes on Tobacco and Alcohol Products – p. 15
  • 2: Philippine Exports: Where do they stand? – p. 24
 
 
September 2011 / Solid Macroeconomic Fundamentals Cushion External Turmoil
 
 
 
Sections in this edition
  • Recent Economic and Policy Developments - p. 1
  • Prospects - p. 9
Special Focus
  • 1: External Spillovers to Philippine Growth - p. 13
  • 2: The 2012 Proposed National Budget - p. 17
 
 
June 2011 / Generating more inclusive growth
 
 
 
Sections in this edition
  • Recent Economic and Policy developments – p 1
  • Prospects – p. 9
Special Focus
       Poverty, the services sector and the 2011 national accounts revisions – p. 19
 
 
 
January 2011 / Robust growth, stubborn poverty
 
 
 
Sections in this edition
 
  • Recent Economic and Policy Developments – p. 1
  • Prospects – p. 9
Special Focus
       
        Food prices, fiscal risks and exports of services – p. 14
 
 
 
September 2010 Stepping up Reforms to Sustain Growth
 
 
Sections in this edition
  • Recent Economic and Policy Developments – p. 1
  • Prospects – p. 12
Special Focus
     
        The national government budget, employment, financial shocks and constraints to growth in Mindanao – p. 15
 
 
 
June 2010 / The Recovery Continues despite Global Financial Turbulence
 
 
Sections in this edition
 
  • Recent Economic and Policy Developments – p. 1
  • Prospects – p. 8
Special Focus
  • Selected special focus from recent quarterly updates – p. 26
 
 
February 2010 / Laying out the exit strategies
 
 
Sections in this edition
  • Recent Economic and Policy Developments – p. 1
  • Prospects – p. 17
 
 
November 2009 / Towards an Inclusive Recovery
 
 
Sections in this edition
  • Recent Economic Developments – p. 4
  • Prospects – p. 12
 
 
July 2009 / Sailing Through Stormy Waters
 
 
 
Sections in this edition
  • Recent Economic Developments – p. 3
  • Polices – p. 11
  • Prospects – p. 16
 
 
April 2009 / Philippines Quarterly Economic Update
 
 
Sections in this edition
       Recent Economic and Policy Developments – P. 3
 
 
 
November 2008 / Philippines Quarterly Economic Update
 
 
 
Sections in this edition
 

          Recent Economic and Policy Developments – P. 3

 

Special Focus

  • 1: The new purchasing power parities and poverty in the Philippines – page. 30
  • 2: Inflation and the Poor page – p. 34
 
 





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