• Economic News Updates

    Economic News Updates

    For each market we cover, OBG produces regular economic research available on our website, by email subscription and via RSS feed. Free to access, our Economic Updates are targeted at those looking for regular comment on key sector developments.

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Economic Update | Philippines: IPO takeoff

4 Jan 2011

The Philippines capital markets enjoyed a flurry of activity in the closing months of the year, with a number of firms aiming to hold an initial public offering (IPO) to take advantage of the high levels of liquidity in the marketplace and the increasing momentum in the country’s economy.

Economic Update | Philippines: Growth in outsourcing

27 Sep 2010

With its large pool of English-speaking professionals and well-developed infrastructure, the Philippines is poised to overtake India as the world’s largest supplier of international business processing (BPO).

Economic Update | The Philippines: Ready to build

10 Aug 2010

The Philippines’ construction industry is headed for prosperous times, according to both analysts and the government. The residential and infrastructure segments are set to expand due to high demand, though questions remain as to where the funding for some of these projects will come from.

Economic Update | The Philippines: New path for transport

22 Jul 2010

Though Philippine President Benigno Aquino III was only sworn in on July 1, concerns are already voiced in some quarters over the potential impact of administration’s planned austerity measures on the transport sector.

Economic Update | Retail Set to Rise

22 Jul 2010

The Philippines’ retail sector is expected to ride a wave of consumer confidence, underpinned by strong economic growth and an increasing flow of remittances from expatriate Filipino workers.

Economic Update | New Doors Opening Up

22 Jul 2010

The Philippines real estate industry will soon have a new avenue for raising funds, with regulations about to be finalised to allow firms to establish real estate investment trusts (REITs), a move that is expected to see an influx of capital into the sector and trigger a wave of new projects.