Prakriti Sofat, Regional Economist, Barclays explains why she's optimistic on the Philippine economy. She expects the country's central bank to hike rates by 25 bps later this year.
Richard Martin, Managing Director at IMA Asia, explains that the key to the better balanced Asia depends on the export figures of North Asia and the cooling down of South East Asia market.
Andrew Economos, MD & Head of Sovereign & Institutional Strategy Asia, JP Morgan Asset Management says a ratings upgrade is on the cards for the Philippines this year.
PK Basu, MD & Head of Asia Research & Economics, Maybank Kim Eng warns that the next 28 hours will be crucial for US but remains optimistic for markets going into 2013.
The Philippines is finally picking up economic momentum, but this rapid growth has passed over the vast majority of the poor.
Philippines has ambitions to join Macau and Singapore among the ranks of Asia's top gaming destinations. Buoyed by stellar economic growth, the casino rush is starting.
Daryl Guppy, CEO, Guppytraders.com charts the PSE Composite, while Tony Nash, Managing Director, IHS explains why he's not bullish on the Philippines. due to empty promises of institutional reforms.
Mark Matthews, Head of Research, Asia, at Bank Julius Baer tells CNBC's Cash Flow why he likes Southeast Asian and European markets for 2013.
Business sentiment among Asia's top companies improved slightly in the fourth quarter, reversing two consecutive quarters of declines, while global economic uncertainty remained the biggest concern for the region's firms, a Thomson Reuters/INSEAD survey showed.
The gathering had the air of a post-mortem. About 100 executives and government officials listened quietly as Guillermo Luz poked holes in the Philippines' fairytale economic revival.
The Philippines would strongly support a rearmed Japan shorn of its pacifist constitution as a counterweight to the growing military assertiveness of China, according to the Philippine foreign minister.
China told Vietnam on Thursday to stop unilateral oil exploration in disputed areas of the South China Sea, raising tension in protracted maritime territorial disputes with its neighbors.
Japan's Universal Entertainment on Tuesday sued Thomson Reuters for defamation over news articles relating to payments Universal made to an ex-consultant to the Philippine gaming authority.
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Euben Paracuelles, Executive Director and Southeast Asia Economist at Nomura Singapore Limited, says the Philippines and Thailand are the bright spots among economies in the region due to their strong domestic demand.
The Philippine economy picked up more than expected in the third quarter, as strong domestic demand kept it relatively insulated from the global downturn, reducing the odds of an interest rate cut in December.
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