Peso down on weak global growth outlook, PSEi sideways

MANILA — The peso depreciated anew, even touching the 53-level in mid-trade, while the Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) barely managed to stay afloat Tuesday amid a host of volatilities.…

Peso weaker, local shares move up Thursday

MANILA — Local markets went their own direction as the Philippine peso weakened while the Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) gained strength on Thursday’s trading. Tracking the movements in regional…

Lower oil prices to benefit peso during 1st sem

MANILA — The drop in international petroleum prices is seen to give the Philippine peso some lift during the year’s first semester but Fitch Solutions expects the local unit to be…

Peso stays firm, PSEi slides on trade war, storm aftermath worries

MANILA — The Philippine peso showed resilience, closing little changed against the greenback on Wednesday while the Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) fell anew, partly on investors’ persistent worries about the…

Tariff reduction may not ease inflation

MANILA — Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez admitted that reducing tariff rates on some imported products may not help in easing price pressures. Lopez said the meeting last week of the Committee…

2 BPO firms in Ilocos Norte to hire more workers

LAOAG CITY — Owing to the expansion of two multinational business process outsourcing (BPO) companies here, the Public Employment Services Office (PESO) will conduct another round of special recruitment at…

La Union wins best LGU- PESO in Region 1

SAN FERNANDO, La Union — The provincial government of La Union was awarded Best Local Government Unit – Public Employment Services Office (LGU-PESO) for 2017 in 1st class province category by…

Cauayan City assures security for 17th PESO Congress

CAUAYAN CITY, Isabela — The Cauayan City Police Station (CCPS) has assured the security of an estimated 900 delegates from all over the country who will attend the three-day Public Employment…

Peso keeps ground vs USD, PSEi down

MANILA — The Philippine peso closed Monday firm against the greenback but the main equities gauge finished in the red. The local currency ended the week’s first trading day at 50.71…

PSEi starts week up, peso barely flat vs. USD

MANILA – – An enhanced investors’ risk sentiment boosted the Philippines’ main stocks gauge on Monday to the 8,000-level but the peso remained almost flat against the US dollar. The…

BSP chief weighs latest peso performance

MANILA – – Should Filipinos be worried about the current weakness of the peso against the US dollar? Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Nestor A. Espenilla Jr. has the…

PSEi recovers, peso sideways vs. USD

MANILA – Philippines share prices recovered Monday while the local currency finished little changed against the greenback as investors stayed at the sidelines ahead of the speeches of top Federal…

Peso, stocks up on Tuesday

MANILA — Both the local currency and stocks closed higher on Tuesday. The Philippine peso inched up to 49.68 against a U.S. dollar from Monday’s finish of 49.69. It opened…

Capitol opens more employment opportunities for students

LAOAG CITY — The Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte (PGIN) has announced it needs more students to work in various offices here this summer. According to the Provincial Public Employment…

Special recruitment for Filipino professionals, skilled workers set April 27-28

LAOAG CITY — Filipino professionals and skilled workers wanting to work abroad are invited to submit their credentials in a special recruitment activity to be held at the Ilocos Norte…