Speaking at his first international media briefing of the year, Philippines central bank chief Benjamin E. Diokno shared the country’s latest economic indicators and the sectors he expects will drive FDI in 2022.
Top portfolio managers and analysts give us their professional views on the most admired companies in the region. Astra International and Bank Central Asia perform well in Indonesia, Digi.com and Maybank excel in Malaysia, and Ayala comes out top in the Philippines.
Domestic demand will be the key economic driver for growth in the Philippines 2020, on the back of increased government spending, relatively benign inflation and supportive monetary policies. However, the full effects of the coronavirus outbreak are yet to be calculated.