Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Top Stories

Editor's Pick

BSP expects economic growth to miss target

The Philippine central bank expects this year’s gross domestic product growth to miss the government’s goal as economic activity moderates while it’s bringing inflation back to target.

“Economic headwinds along with the impact of the cumulative monetary policy adjustments could result in GDP growth settling below the DBCC’s target of 6%-7% for 2023 and 6.5%-8.0% for 2024 and 2025,” the central bank said in its monetary policy report for August.

The Development Budget Coordination Committee (DBCC) is the target-setting body composed of finance, budget, economic planning and central bank officials.

“The economy is projected to operate close to potential, on average, in 2023,” the central bank also said in the report. “But the strength of economic activity is likely to moderate over the policy horizon as pent-up demand wanes and prior monetary policy tightening manifests its full impact on the economy.”

A relevant timeframe for central banks, policy horizon refers to the time required to bring inflation within target. The monetary authority has raised its key rate by 4.25 percentage points since May last year, moves officials say will have a lagged effect of six months to a year, and kept the rate unchanged for a third straight meeting last week. It targets inflation at 2%-4%.

“The lower growth forecasts reflected the slower-than-expected Q2 2023 GDP growth outturn,” the central bank said. The slower domestic growth prospects for 2023 to 2024 are also partly due to higher crude oil prices, although the upward adjustment in the world gross domestic product growth outlook for 2023 is a mitigating factor, it added.

Excluding the pandemic years, the economy posted its weakest expansion since 2011 at 4.3% in the second quarter, which Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor Eli Remolona, Jr. has said was mainly due to elevated inflation and government underspending. — Bloomberg

You May Also Like


As the world seeks sustainable and energy-efficient solutions for heating and cooling, the heat pump market is experiencing a significant surge. According to the...

Editor's Pick

Standard Chartered Bank (SCB), the oldest international bank in the country,...


<?xml encoding=”utf-8″ ?????????> The business experts at Forbes Advisor have conducted an analysis of the most recent UK business demography statistics report from the...


<?xml encoding=”utf-8″ ?????????> Economists have warned that calls from Conservative MPs for Chancellor Jeremy Hunt to cut taxes after improved borrowing data emerged show...

Disclaimer:, its managers, its employees, and assigns (collectively “The Company”) do not make any guarantee or warranty about what is advertised above. Information provided by this website is for research purposes only and should not be considered as personalized financial advice.
The Company is not affiliated with, nor does it receive compensation from, any specific security. The Company is not registered or licensed by any governing body in any jurisdiction to give investing advice or provide investment recommendation. Any investments recommended here should be taken into consideration only after consulting with your investment advisor and after reviewing the prospectus or financial statements of the company.

Copyright © 2022 Secrets Of Richdads. All Rights Reserved.