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Philippines : 2017 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report


International Monetary Fund. Asia and Pacific Dept

Publication Date:

November 10, 2017

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The Philippine economy has performed well and is in a favorable position to address its socioeconomic challenges. Sound policies have delivered solid growth, low inflation, financial stability, and external and fiscal buffers. However, poverty remains high and the country needs to create jobs for its young and growing population. Sustaining the growth momentum in an uncertain and volatile external environment requires tackling the constraints to inclusive growth, while protecting policy anchors, adapting policies to changing conditions, and maintaining vigilance against risks, including from high credit growth, loan concentration, and overheating.