7 months PH net external liability down in 1st quarter – BSP Manilatimes |Biz
THE Philippines’ international investment position (IIP) improved as of the first quarter in relative terms, given lower net external liabilities, according to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP). In a report, the BSP said the improvement “stemmed primarily from the 4.1-percent increase in the country’s total external financial assets from $175.6 billion to $182.2 billion, which more than compensated for the marginal growth of 0.3 percent in total external financial liabilities from $224.4 billion to $225 billion.” The resulting $42.2-billion net liability was 13.5 percent lower than the $48.8 billion posted in October to December 2018.Advertisements
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