Philippines inflation jumps to 18-month highStaff Writer | October 10, 2016
Consumer inflation in the Philippines accelerated to an 18-month high in September as prices rose for food and utilities.
Asia The consumer price index rose 2.3%
Core inflation, which strips out volatile food and energy items, also stood at 2.3 percent, its loftiest since April last year.
Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor Amando Tetangco said the latest inflation data was within the forecast range and is consistent with the central bank’s expectation that it will slowly edge up towards the government’s target range of 2-4 percent over the policy horizon. ■