Inside the Philippines: June 2022

Here’s what you need to know: Macro Movements: 1Q 2022 GDP growth sees upswing; Central Bank raises key policy interest rate New Administration: Marcos officially proclaimed next Philippine president Deal Spotlight: Foreign investment manager acquires Clark office complex; Startups raise various funding rounds Industry Watch: Telco sector sees opportunities for satellite internet, benefits from inclusion […]

Inside the Philippines: May 2022

Here’s what you need to know: Optimistic Outlook: Robust Philippine GDP growth to outpace regional peers Deal Spotlight: PLDT raises USD 1.5 billion from landmark tower sale; PLDT’s Voyager reaches unicorn status Industry Insight: Return-to-office to accelerate office market absorption Gaining Ground: Healthcare outsourcing firms seek to expand Philippine footprint Optimistic Outlook: Robust Philippine GDP […]

Inside the Philippines: April 2022

Here’s what you need to know: Optimistic Outlook: Robust growth eyed for Philippine GDP Real Estate Investment Trust (REITs): IPO and acquisitions in the pipeline Spurring Investments: Amended law allows for full foreign ownership in select sectors Industry Watch: Local e-Commerce startups gain traction Optimistic Outlook: Robust growth eyed for Philippine GDP OECD expects the […]

Inside the Philippines: March 2022

Here’s what you need to know: COVID-19 Status: Philippines further eases restrictions and vaccinates minors Deal Spotlight: Investments in finance & technology Investments on the rise: Operators show interest in establishing data centers in the Philippines Sector Watch: Renewable energy REIT IPOs; new sectors to be allowed 100% foreign ownership COVID-19 Status: Philippines further eases […]

Inside the Philippines: February 2022

Here’s what you need to know: On the Upswing: Philippine economy expands by 5.6% in 2021, exceeding government’s target Containing COVID: Government eases border controls, extends scope of vaccination program Spurring Investments: Foreign retailers face lower entry requirements; BoI targets approval of USD 20B in investments Deal Spotlight: Local startups raise various funding rounds Industry […]

Inside the Philippines: January 2022

Here’s what you need to know: On the Upswing: Philippine GDP growth to outpace regional peers Industry Insight: IT-BPM sector to sustain growth trajectory & drive office space demand Emerging Industry: e-Commerce sector to post 17% annual revenue growth until 2025, attracts foreign funding Investor Interest: PSE named as best bourse in SEA for record […]

Inside the Philippines: December 2021

Here’s what you need to know: On the Upswing: Growth targets upgraded as GDP growth exceeds expectations Industry Insight: REITs bullish on the Philippine real estate market Logistics on the Move: Acquisitions, investments, and expansions in the logistics space Emerging Industry: Philippine play-to-earn gaming startup attracts Andreessen Horowitz On the Upswing: Growth targets upgraded as […]

Inside the Philippines: November 2021

Here’s what you need to know: COVID-19 Status: Philippines expands COVID-19 vaccination to children Investor Insight: Warburg Pincus’ views on Philippine Market; Mynt achieves double unicorn status Deal Spotlight: Investments in energy & technology Industry Insight: Philippine e-commerce and office market COVID-19 Status: Philippines expands COVID-19 vaccination to children Philippine government allows COVID-19 vaccination of […]

Inside the Philippines: October 2021

Here’s what you need to know: Containing COVID: PH Government expands vaccination program scope and implements new lockdown systems Growth Outlook: Local contact centers/BPOs expect to outpace global growth while ADB retains PH GDP outlook Deal Spotlight: REIT market and foreign VC funding continue to drive momentum Industry Watch: Banking sector’s NPL ratio to settle […]

Inside the Philippines: September 2021

Here’s what you need to know: Containing COVID: Vaccination drive continues Recovery and Resilience: Infrastructure spending and foreign direct investments drive the economic recovery Deal Spotlight: Robinsons Land set to IPO largest REIT; Local cryptocurrency exchange PDAX raises capital Gaining Ground: Local startup ecosystem continues to capture interest Containing COVID: Vaccination drive continues Over 33 […]