This web page presents information about the work of the IMF in the Philippines, including the activities of the IMF Resident Representative Office. Additional information can be found on the Philippines and IMF country page, including IMF reports and Executive Board documents that deal with the Philippines.

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At a Glance

At a Glance : Philippines's Relations with the IMF

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Office Activities

  • The Sunrise region

    “Equilibrium” column on "Business World" of Philippines, by Shanaka Jayanath Peiris, Resident Representative for Philippines, May 7, 2015

    May 7, 2015

  • More reforms for lower risks

    “Equilibrium” column on "Business World" of Philippines, by Shanaka Jayanath Peiris, Resident Representative for Philippines, October 14, 2014

    October 14, 2014

  • Global interest rates and spillovers

    “Equilibrium” column on "Business World" of Philippines, by Shanaka Jayanath Peiris, Resident Representative for Philippines, September 24, 2014

    September 24, 2014

  • So much to gain from the AEC

    “Equilibrium” column on "Business World" of Philippines, by Shanaka Jayanath Peiris, Resident Representative for Philippines, June 17, 2014

    June 17, 2014

  • AEC 2015: Opportunities and challenges

    “Equilibrium” column on "Business World" of Philippines, by Shanaka Jayanath Peiris, Resident Representative for Philippines, May 20, 2014

    May 20, 2014

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Regional Economic Outlook

Asia and Pacific Regional Economic Outlook

Growth in the Asia-Pacific economies is expected to decelerate slightly to about 5.3 percent during 2016–17, according to the latest Regional Economic Outlook for Asia and Pacific, published on May 3, 2016. While Asia remains the engine of the global economy, the moderation in regional growth reflects the sluggish global recovery and slowing global trade. As external demand remains relatively subdued and global financial conditions have started to tighten, domestic demand is expected to be a major driver of activity across most of the region. The report finds that policy settings are appropriate across most of the region, but implementing structural reforms is critical to bolstering potential growth and reducing potential vulnerabilities. The report also covers China’s spillovers to Asia, implications of China’s rebalancing for trade, and inequality in the region.

Read the report