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S&P downgrades PH GDP forecast

S&P downgrades PH GDP forecast

International debt watcher S&P Global lowered its Philippine growth forecast from 9.6% in September 2020 to 7.9% this year.

S&P noted that the upward inflation spike, lockdown restrictions, as well as the slow pace of COVID-19 vaccinations will also temper the country’s growth trajectory this year.

“Mobility indicators remain far below pre-COVID levels, and movement restrictions have extended far longer than we expected. We continue to expect a pickup in mobility in the second half of the year, but there will be a delay in economic recovery,” S&P said.

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