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Land Bank of the Philippines gives finance a human face

Land Bank of the Philippines gives finance a human face

March 2, 2015

The Land Bank of the Philippines is working with small farmers and fishermen to promote inclusive growth and improve their quality of life, in even the most devastating of situations.

Land of opportunity

Why the Philippines is Asean's land of opportunity

March 2, 2015

A steady, sustainable growth story; an underbanked population; a key player in the Asean region; solid financial regulation; an embracing of PPPs to tackle huge infrastructure needs; and a nascent asset management industry. The Philippines is awash with opportunity for lenders, but who will take advantage? 

Amando Tetangco

Philippines CBG: unconventional and effective

February 23, 2015

Amando Tetangco, the governor of the Philippines' central bank, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, talks to Stefania Palma about how in a post-financial crisis, globalised world, conventional central banking is no longer enough.

Philippines banks looking to adapt and thrive

Philippines banks looking to adapt and thrive

April 1, 2014

A strong economy and good governance have helped maintain healthy profitability at most of the Philippines' largest lenders, but with plans to establish a semi-integrated regional banking industry among the Association of South-east Asian Nations members – which would pit local institutions against much more mature banks – many are looking to diversify, both in terms of the products they offer and the customer base they serve.

Finance Minister of the Year 2014

Finance Minister of the Year 2014

December 20, 2013

The Banker’s Finance Minister of the Year awards celebrate the officials who managed to restore economic stability and even growth to their countries following a turbulent few years.

Amando Tetangco

Philippines CBG: the positive influence of financial inclusion

October 1, 2013

The Philippines has enjoyed a lot of success in growing its microfinance market and pursuing financial inclusion. Moreover, widening the banking base has arguably had a positive effect on the country's overall financial stability.

Highest Movers table shows story after China

July 1, 2013

The Highest Movers table of the Top 1000 has had a distinctly Chinese feel to it in recent years, but 2013's ranking shows rapid growth among financial institutions the world over, including in Europe's crisis economies.

Philippines central bank governor calls for more of the same

Philippines central bank governor calls for more of the same

March 1, 2013

The healthy state of the Philippines economy is down to a combination of factors, according to the country's central bank governor, Amando Tetangco. He tells The Banker how he is working to emulate 2012's success in 2013 and beyond.

Philippines finance secretary reaps rewards of good governance

Philippines finance secretary reaps rewards of good governance

March 1, 2013

The days of the Philippines being one of Asia's underachievers are looking to be a thing of the past, according to the country's finance secretary, Cesar Purisima. The secret to the island nation's success, he tells The Banker, is good governance and a president that the country can unite behind.

Philippines back to full health

Philippines back to full health

March 1, 2013

Confidence is running high in the Philippine banking sector as the country enjoys low interest rates and improved stability. But with the 2015 deadline for the economic integration of the Association of South-east Asian Nations approaching, increased competition and a reshaping of the market seems inevitable.

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