PHILIPPINE STOCKS surged on Thursday as the peso continued to recover against the dollar and as the government’s fiscal deficit narrowed in September. The benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) rose by 109.05 points or 1.78% to close at 6,230.58 on Thursday, while the broader all shares index gained 39.11 points or 1.2% to finish […]
Rich-poor income gap slightly narrowed in 2021
AROUND 2.3 million Filipinos have been plunged into poverty between 2018 and 2021, as the coronavirus pandemic left lasting scars on the Philippine economy, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). Read the full story.