• PH trade deficit narrows in Sept


    THE Philippines’ trade deficit narrowed in September as exports grew faster than imports, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported on Friday.

    Exports rose 4.3 percent year-on-year to $5.59 billion, while imports grew 1.7 percent to $7.5 billion.

    The country’s total balance of trade in goods amounted to $1.91 billion in September 2017, lower than the $2.02 billion recorded in September 2016, the PSA said in a statement. MAYVELIN U. CARABALLO



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