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.
The Philippines is on track to meet its key 2019 targets. With one of the highest GDP’s in Asia, inflation falling to a new low, and international reserves on the rise, this should be enough to attract investors.
Disruption caused by the fractious relationship between the world’s two biggest economies spells opportunity for the nimblest investors. Funds are looking to potentially bridge gaps in broken supply chains, take companies private and carve out Chinese units from MNCs.