Peso seen to move sideways vs dollar

THE PESO may continue to move sideways this week as investors await the US Federal Reserve’s next move. The local unit closed at P54.54 per dollar on Friday, strengthening by nine centavos from its P54.63 finish on Thursday, Bankers Association of the Philippines data showed. Week on week, the peso strengthened by 35 centavos from […]

Peso weakens on China GDP data

THE PESO declined against the dollar on Tuesday as economic growth in China was stronger than expected in the fourth quarter, boosting the greenback and global oil prices. The local currency closed at P54.82 versus the greenback on Tuesday, declining by 24.50 centavos from Monday’s P54.575 finish, data from the Bankers Association of the Philippines […]

Peso slips vs dollar on mixed data

THE PESO slipped against the dollar on Tuesday amid reduced flows after the holidays and mixed economic data. The local currency closed at P55.79 versus the greenback on Tuesday, inching down by 3.5 centavos from Dec. 29’s close of P55.755, data from the Bankers Association of the Philippines showed. The peso opened Tuesday’s trading session […]

Peso gains on economic optimism

THE PESO strengthened further on Tuesday as the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) expressed optimism about reaching its target economic growth for the year. The local currency ended at P55.24 against the greenback, up by 17 centavos from Monday’s P55.41 close, data from the Bankers Association of the Philippines showed. The peso opened Tuesday’s […]

Peso extends climb vs dollar as Bangko Sentral hikes benchmark interest rates

THE PESO strengthened against the dollar on Thursday after the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) raised borrowing costs anew at its policy meeting in its fight against inflation. The local currency ended at P55.685 against the greenback, up by six centavos from Wednesday’s P55.745 close, data from the Bankers Association of the Philippines’ website showed. […]

Peso weakens on strong US data

THE PESO ended weaker against the dollar on Monday following stronger US employment data and the downward revision to Philippine economic managers’ growth forecast for next year. The local unit closed at P56.02 versus the dollar on Monday, losing 28 centavos from its P55.74 finish on Friday, data from the Bankers Association of the Philippines’ […]