GENERAL view of a public market in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines, Feb. 9, 2023. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez THE WORLD BANK downgraded its growth forecast for the Philippines this year, as high inflation weighs on consumption.  In its East Asia and the Pacific Economic Update report released

REUTERSHOUSING prices across the Philippines grew at a faster annual pace in the fourth quarter, driven by strong demand for duplex housing units and condominium units, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) data showed.   Based on data from the central bank, the Residential Real Estate Price Index (RREPI)