Record-breaking Foreign Investments in the Philippines in 2017

The central bank of the Philippines registered a record-breaking $10-billion worth of net foreign direct investments (FDI) in 2017, up 21.4 percent year-on-year, with all major components posted positive on sustained investor confidence in the country’s economic growth path.


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Philippine investment boom stands out in Southeast Asia

Investment firing up adds another engine to the economy, headed for a sixth year of growth exceeding 6 percent and among the world’s best performers.

Government plan is to build a network of railroads and highways across the archipelago in an ambitious $180 billion infrastructure program.

PH Economy Grows 6.9% in 3Q 2017

Surpassing expectations, the Philippine economy grew by 6.9 percent in the third quarter from year-ago levels, up from the 6.7-percent growth rate it recorded in the preceding quarter, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported.

Driven by strong manufacturing, trade, real estate and renting-related business activities, the uptick in GDP made the country among the fastest-growing economies in the region.

The world’s biggest economies in 2017 and in 2050

The chart above shows the world’s 40 biggest economies individually, but grouped by colour into continents.The Asian bloc clearly has a larger share than anywhere else, representing just over a third (33.84%) of global GDP.  That’s compared to North America, which represents just over a quarter, at 27.95%. Europe comes third with just over one-fifth of global GDP (21.37%). Together, these three blocs generate more than four-fifths (83.16%) of the world’s total output.Brazil’s economy has contracted in the last year by 3.5%, the only one in the top 10 to do so.

The charts below show the world we should expect in the future, basing on PWC report released in February 2017.
Sources: World Economic Forum and PWC report.