Tag: BSP

Continuity plus plus

August 5, 2017

SOCIAL CLIMATE by Mahar Mangahas Philippine Daily Inquirer | August 5, 2017   Continuity plus plus” is how Governor Nestor A. Espenilla Jr. described his intentions for the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) in his speech “Building on built foundations: continuity and change” before the Foundation for Economic Freedom last week. To me, the plus […]

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Governor Espenilla to continue BSP’s achievements

August 2, 2017

August 2, 2017 Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Nestor Espenilla presented his plans and programs for BSP for his six-year term during the Foundation for Economic Freedom’s Fellows Meeting last July 26 at Makati City. Espenilla, recently appointed by President Duterte, plans to build upon the successes of his predecessor Amando Tetangco Jr. to […]

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A seasoned economist for BSP governor

December 12, 2016

DEMAND AND SUPPLY by Boo Chanco (Philippine Star) November 30, 2016   The second most important public service position in the country after the president is the governor of the Bangko Sentral. The President must choose the absolutely most qualified for BSP governor unless he wants to risk the country’s economic outcome given the turbulence of the […]

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‘Excessive public holidays hurt the economy and the financial system’

October 21, 2015

Crossroads (Toward Philippine Economic and Social Progress) by Gerardo P. Sicat (The Philippine Star) October 21, 2015   On more than one occasion, I have written about our holiday policies. I consider them anachronistic. Too many holidays are disruptive of the economy’s forward progress. Cost of excessive holidays to the productive base. A reasonable set […]

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The art and science of monetary policy

January 5, 2015

Introspective by Romeo Bernardo (Business World) January 4, 2015   AMANDO M. TETANGCO took over the helm of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) in 2005 and was soon thrust into a different world that someone without his 30-year central banking experience, including during the turbulent debt crisis years in the early 1980s and the […]

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BSP ready for further industry liberalization

July 7, 2014

THE BANKING industry could be opened to more offshore financial institutions within the year once a measure permitting full foreign ownership is enacted, a senior Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) official said. With the bill liberalizing the entry and scope of foreign banks in the Philippines “a done deal,” central bank Deputy Governor Nestor A. […]

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Fighting yesterday’s war

April 7, 2014

Introspective by Raul V. Fabella (Business World) April 6, 2014 THE NEW Central Bank Act of 1993 which circumscribes the monetary policy of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) is in the process of being recast. It is long overdue. That the BSP of the recent years is a far cry from the BSP of […]

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Museums, the mind, and social progress

May 8, 2013

CROSSROADS (Towards Philippine Economic and Social Progress) by Gerardo P. Sicat (The Philippine Star) May 8, 2013   The museum at the Fort – the Mind Museum – beckoned to me the other day. Along with spouse and two grandchildren in my care, I enlarged the museum party to include my driver, his two daughters, […]

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Do we have an economic game plan?

May 8, 2013

Demand and Supply by Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) May 8, 2013 Beyond the press releases and statements of intentions, do we honestly have an economic game plan? If you ask the folks who continue to put their money on SDA accounts, I guess their answer is no. They would rather let the BSP have […]

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Policy quadrilemma

April 28, 2013

Introspective by Romeo Bernardo (Business World) April 28, 2013   IN A repeat move, the Monetary Board last week brought down the rate on its Special Deposit Accounts (SDA) while keeping key borrowing and lending rates steady. The latest 50bp reduction brings returns on SDAs to 2.0% which, added to the previous cut, will save […]

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