Philippines

In-depth country-focused analysis on the Philippines's economic, political and operational risk environment, complemented by detailed sector insight

Our comprehensive assessment of the Philippines's operating environment and the outlook for its leading sectors are formed by bringing together a wealth of data on global markets that affect the Philippines, as well as the latest industry developments that could impact the Philippines's industries. This unique integrated approach has given us an impeccable track-record for predicting important shifts in the markets, ensuring you’re aware of the latest market opportunities and risks in the Philippines before your competitors.

Philippines Country Risk

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Core Views •The Philippines' decision to seek international arbitration in its maritime dispute with China will raise tensions between the two countries, and could accelerate US efforts to...

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Philippines Industry Coverage (21)

Agribusiness

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BMI View: We hold a positive view on the Philippines' agribusiness sector in the long term given the potential for expansion of new sectors such as palm oil. Our outlook is especially positive...

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Autos

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According to the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines (CAMPI) and the Truck Manufacturers Association (TMA), vehicle sales in the Philippines rose 19.9% year-on-year (y-o-y) in...

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Commercial Banking

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Commercial Banking Sector Indicators  Date Total assets Client loans Bond portfolio Other Liabilities and capital Capital Client deposits Other...

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Consumer Electronics

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BMI View: We upgraded our outlook for consumer electronics sales in the Q4 2014 update, based on strong sales growth as incomes rise and device prices decline amidst intense vendor competition....

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Defence & Security

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BMI View: The highlight of US President Barack Obama's recent trip to East Asia was without doubt the Philippines leg of his tour. The announcement of a defence agreement between the United States...

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Food & Drink

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Executive Summary BMI View : While the Philippines' economy continues to expand at a healthy rate and despite its expanding base of young consumers, we believe that the country offers limited...

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Freight Transport

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We are forecasting real GDP growth of 6.3% for the Philippines in 2014, as we expect domestic demand to remain strong and export sector growth to see a modest rebound this year. While we are...

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Information Technology

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BMI View: W e have a bullish outlook for the development of the   Philippines ' IT market , which we believe   will be a regional outperformer over the medium term . L ow penetration of...

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Infrastructure

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BMI View:   We still expect construction and infrastructure growth in the Philippines to be relatively robust over 2014 , despite a slow Q114. S ome of the conditions that currently ...

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Insurance

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BMI View: The Philippines insurance market will continue to be one of the fastest growing in the region. 2013 saw growth of over 42% in the life sector, albeit from a low base of USD2.85bn in...

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Medical Devices

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Espicom Industry View: An above average market growth rate of 9 .7% is projected for the Philippine medical device market and much of this demand will continue to be met by imports. Demand...

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Mining

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BMI View : The looming exit of Glencore Xstrata's stake in the US$5.9bn Tampakan copper-gold project reinforces our conviction that mining investment in the Philippines will become less...

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Oil & Gas

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BMI View: The Philippines is set to see growth in both oil and gas consumption, on the back of economic growth, and the government's promotion of gas use . This will be supported by rising...

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Petrochemicals

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The commencement of operations at JG Summit's cracker project in Q214 will integrate downstream polymers production with a domestic feedstock source, enabling the Philippines' petrochemicals...

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Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare

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BMI View: Medicine pricing controls will continue to limit the growth potential of the Philippine pharmaceutical market. However, over the longer term progressive implementation of universal...

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Power

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BMI View: We expect to see robust growth in the power sector in the Philippines, with total generation expected to expand by between 3% and 6% a year throughout our forecast period through to...

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Real Estate

Renewables

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BMI View : Despite ongoing concerns surrounding corruption and restrictions on foreign ownership, the renewables market in the Philippines is increasingly presenting a positive potential...

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Retail

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BMI View:   An expanding population with increasing levels of disposable income should result in a strong rise in household spending across all retail subsectors in the Philippines over the next...

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Shipping

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Manila International Container Terminal (MICT) is set to hold the top position in Philippines' maritime sector in terms of container throughput in 2014, with BMI forecasting the continuation of...

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Telecommunications

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BMI View :   The Philippines telecoms market is largely a two-horse race dominated by incumbent Philippine Long Distance Telephone (PLDT) - which owns 63.4% subscription share - and Globe...

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