Country Forecast Philippines Updater

  • ID: 2114066
  • January 2016
  • Region: Philippines
  • 18 Pages
  • The Economist Intelligence Unit
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The president, Benigno Aquino, is the only president in the Philippines' democratic history to retain his popularity even in his final year in office. Nevertheless, his inability to garner political support for setting up a new autonomous region in Mindanao means that the next administration will be faced with continued instability in the region.

The May 2016 presidential election is a close race between the vice-president, Jejomar Binay; an independent senator, Grace Poe; and Manuel Roxas of the Liberal Party. Mr Roxas would follow a policy agenda similar to that of Mr Aquino. Mr Binay, however, has been highly critical of Mr Aquino's policies and would probably make some dramatic shifts in the direction of policy should he come to power.

Throughout 2015 Ms Poe had been the front-runner in opinion polls. However, owing to uncertainties over her eligibility to stand in the election, which could see her disqualified from the race altogether, she has lost ground in recent months. Mr Binay has assumed the top position.

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Country Forecast Philippines Updater

Country forecast overview: Highlights

Country forecast overview: Key indicators

Country forecast overview: Business environment rankings

Country forecast overview: The Philippines' business environment at a glanc
Policy towards private enterprise and competition
Policy towards foreign investment
Foreign trade and exchange controls
The labour market

Fact sheet

Outlook for 2016-20: Political stability

Outlook for 2016-20: Election watch

Outlook for 2016-20: International relations

Outlook for 2016-20: Policy trends

Outlook for 2016-20: Fiscal policy

Outlook for 2016-20: Monetary policy

Outlook for 2016-20: Economic growth

Outlook for 2016-20: Inflation

Outlook for 2016-20: Exchange rates

Outlook for 2016-20: External sector

Data summary: Global outlook

Data summary: Gross domestic product, current market prices

Data summary: Gross domestic product, at constant prices

Data summary: Gross domestic product by sector of origin

Data summary: Growth and productivity

Data summary: Economic structure, income and market size

Data summary: Fiscal indicators

Data summary: Monetary indicators

Data summary: Employment, wages and prices

Data summary: Current account and terms of trade

Data summary: Foreign direct investment

Data summary: External debt

Data sources and definitions
Global data
Domestic data

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