This chapter includes the following articles.
One of the oldest stock exchanges in Asia, the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) is delivering robust returns. In the decade leading up to 2018 there were more years of gains than losses, with the 2009-14 period showing six consecutive years of expansion. Reinforcing the underlying trend, during the first few months of 2019 the PSE index began a slow and steady climb, up from 7466.02 points at the end of 2018 to 7859.78 points near the end of August 2019. The period ahead should see more listings on the Philippine Dealing and Exchange as the public infrastructure drive gathers pace, giving investors a comparatively less volatile means of investment in the Philippines’ capital markets. This chapter also contains interviews with Ramon S Monzon, President and CEO, Philippine Stock Exchange; and Lynette Ortiz, CEO, Standard Chartered Bank Philippines.