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Balance of payments returns to surplus in September

3h bworldonline
THE PHILIPPINES’ external payments position went back to a surplus in September after recording a deficit in four straight months, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said late Thursday. (4-0)

BPI plans LTNCTD offer

2017-10-19 bworldonline
THE Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) will soon offer long-term notes to fund expansion plans and diversify its portfolio, after securing regulatory approval for the issuance. (11-0)

Security Bank seeks to raise P5B from time deposit certificates

2017-10-18 business.inquirer.net
Lender Security Bank Corp. has rolled out a new offering of high-yielding deposits, seeking to raise at least P5 billion to better manage liabilities while expanding its funding and investor base. (4-0)

Security Bank raising P5B from deposit offer

2017-10-18 business.inquirer.net
Lender Security Bank Corp. has rolled out a new offering of high-yielding deposits, seeking to raise at least P5 billion to better manage liabilities while expanding funding and investor base. (6-0)

PSEi closes near 8,500

2017-10-17 business.inquirer.net
The local stock barometer pierced a new all-time high on Tuesday, piercing the 8,500 mark in intra-day trade, ahead of the third quarter corporate earnings reporting season. (14-0)

Foreign fund inflows seen picking up

2017-10-14 philstar
MANILA, Philippines — Nomura Securities Ltd said foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows in the Philippines would continue to pick up in the near-term despite the decline in the first seven months of the year due to a large base effect. (12-0)

Stock price index closes at new record high

2017-10-13 business.inquirer.net
The local stock market yesterday reached a new high as investors deployed ample liquidity to buy property and banking stocks that track economic cycles. (25-0)

PSEi sets new high

2017-10-13 business.inquirer.net
The local stock market carved a new high on Friday as investors harnessed ample liquidity to gobble up property and banking stocks which track economic cycles. (25-0)

September inflows fail to lift hot money year to date — BSP

2017-10-12 bworldonline
MORE foreign funds entered the country in September as investors saw the first of up to five tax reform packages — lynchpin of an P8.44-trillion infrastructure development program — progress through the Senate that month, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) reported yesterday. (4-0)

MUFG seeks to spend $900 million on acquisitions in US, Asia

2017-10-12 livemint
Tokyo: Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc.’s lending arm is seeking acquisitions of about ¥100 billion ($890 million) in Asia and the US to bolster its global operations, its top executive said. (59-0)

PNB, Security Bank eye debt notes offering to raise funds

2017-10-11 business.inquirer.net
Two big banks—Philippine National Bank and Security Bank Corp.—are set to tap the local financial market with an offering of high-yielding deposit notes. (11-0)

Security Bank, PNB set LTNCD issues

2017-10-11 philstar
MANILA, Philippines — Listed Security Bank Corp. is set to tap the debt market this month  for the issuance of P20 billion in  long-term negotiable certificates of deposit (LTNCD). (9-0)

Banks to raise funds via LTNCDs

2017-10-11 bworldonline
THE Philippine National Bank (PNB) and Security Bank Corp. will raise fresh funds by offering long-term negotiable certificates of deposit (LTNCD) this month, which will support the banks’ operations and help the bank manage existing debts. (9-0)

PH stocks surge to a new high

2017-10-10 business.inquirer.net
The local stock barometer surged to a new high on Tuesday, even flirting with the 8,400 level in intra-day trade, as investors loaded up on local equities ahead of the third quarter corporate earnings reporting season. (19-0)

BSP eases rules on banks’ bond issues

2017-10-07 philstar
MANILA, Philippines — The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) has hit the ground running to speed up the development of the domestic debt market as part of additional game-changing financial sector reforms in the medium term. (15-0)

PH stocks close at a new record high on upbeat global, regional markets

2017-10-03 business.inquirer.net
The local stock barometer finished beyond 8,300 for the first time yesterday as cash-rich domestic investors gobbled up local equities, taking their cue from upbeat US economic data to sustain the market’s breakout to new highs. (9-1)

PSEi at all time high

2017-10-03 business.inquirer.net
The local stock barometer finished beyond 8,300 for the first time on Tuesday as cash-awash domestic investors gobbled up local equities, taking cue from upbeat US economic data to sustain the market’s breakout to new highs. (9-1)

BDO pads dominance, assets hit P2.32 T in H1

2017-10-02 philstar
MANILA, Philippines — BDO Unibank Inc. maintained its dominance in the banking industry in terms of total assets, capital, deposits, and loans in the first half of the year, data from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) showed. (15-1)

PSEi climbs back to 8,200

2017-10-02 business.inquirer.net
The local stock barometer climbed back to the 8,200 level on Monday, riding on a regional upswing driven by upbeat factory gauge out of China and Japan. (14-1)

PSEi firms up above 8,100

2017-09-29 business.inquirer.net
The local stock barometer firmed up slightly on Friday, tracking mostly firmer regional markets, as investors closed their books for the quarter. (19-0)

Market down as profit-taking continues

2017-09-28 business.inquirer.net
Local stocks returned to the doldrums on Thursday as investors continued to lock up gains from the recent rally to record highs. (19-1)

New Strong Buy Stocks for September 28th

2017-09-28 zacks
FS Bancorp Inc (FSBW - Free Report) : This holding company for 1st Security Bank of Washington has seen the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings surging 14.8% over the last 60 days. (18-0)

PSEi slips below 8,200

2017-09-28 business.inquirer.net
Local stocks returned to the doldrums on Thursday as investors continued to lock up gains after riding on the recent rally to record highs. (19-0)

The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: First Bancorp, FS Bancorp, TransMontaigne Partners, Koppers Holdings and ExlService Holdings

2017-09-27 zacks
Chicago, IL – September 27, 2017 – Zacks.com announces the list of stocks featured in the Analyst Blog. Every day the Zacks Equity Research analysts discuss the latest news and events impacting stocks and the financial markets. Stocks recently featured in the blog include First Bancorp (NYSE: (FBP - Free Report)  – Free Report), FS Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq: (FSBW - Free Report)  – Free Report), TransMontaigne Partners L. (62-0)

Losing Trades Spring Back to Life in September: Top 5 Picks

2017-09-26 zacks
As conflicts between the United States and North Korea intensified and tech behemoths saw sharp declines, capital tiptoed back to sectors that have been underperforming this year. Among such sectors is banks, a group that was headed to record the worst year since 2013 even a month ago. With the Federal Reserve likely to sell off bonds at a gradual pace, Treasury yields moved north. This in turn boosted net interest margin, an important profitability metric for the banking sector. (29-1)