The Caster Project

Small PH enterprises win a lifeline

It may take not just a village but collective institutional action to help local micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and microfinance institutions (MFIs) overcome unprecedented challenges arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. One silver lining is the growing digital connectivity that is helping more of these small players adapt to the “next” normal.This is according…

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COVID-19 vaccine-led rebound to benefit property stakeholders

The Philippine economy contracted by 9.5 percent in 2020, the country’s worst performance since World War II. Colliers believes that the successful rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine will play a crucial role in the country’s economic recovery. The government-projected economic recovery in 2021, albeit slow, will likely support the growth of the property sector. We…

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PH business owners more upbeat for 2021, BSP survey shows

Filipino business owners are more upbeat about their prospects over the next 12 months as the economy began to adapt to the new economic landscape of the coronavirus pandemic, according to the central bank. In a press briefing on Thursday, officials of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said the outlook on the country’s economy…