MANILA, May 19 (Reuters): The Philippine peso firmed on Thursday after its central bank raised rates for the first time in more than three years, while Asian shares tumbled on concerns around surging inflation, its impact on retail demand, and the threat of a recession. Stocks in Manila fell 1%, while the Philippine peso edged up 0.2%. The Philippine central bank raised its … [Read more...] about Emerging markets: Philippine peso firms after rate hike as Asian stocks fall on growth fears
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JAKARTA, May 19 (Bloomberg): Indonesia, the world’s biggest shipper of edible oils, lifted a ban on palm oil exports in a move that will bring relief to the global market after the war in Ukraine choked off critical supplies. Palm oil exports can resume from May 23, President Joko Widodo said in an online briefing on Thursday. This is after considering improvements in local … [Read more...] about Indonesia lifts palm oil export ban in relief to global market; govt makes decision after improvements in local supply and prices
MANILA, May 19, 2022 (AFP): The Philippine central bank raised interest rates Thursday for the first time in more than three years, in a bid to curb inflation as rising fuel prices and food shortages push up living costs. Robust economic growth and jobs in the first quarter gave the monetary authority room to continue "rolling back its pandemic-induced interventions", said … [Read more...] about Philippine central bank raises interest rates to curb inflation
BENGALURU: The Philippine central bank will kick-off its tightening cycle tomorrow, much earlier than previously thought, joining peers around the world in a race to tighten monetary policy to tackle rising inflation, a Reuters poll found. With economic growth in the South-East Asian nation at its fastest in nearly a decade and inflation at a more than three-year high, the … [Read more...] about Philippine central bank ‘to start tightening cycle’