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Should we thank Diokno for strong peso? Economist thinks he just got lucky


Bloomberg reported that the Philippine peso has seen its best performance so far this year, up 1.5% this quarter.

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This is the biggest gain in emerging markets.

Some credit the peso’s strength to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor Benjamin Diokno’s’ shift to a looser monetary policy to prop up the local economy.

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Is Diokno the savior of peso? The chief economist of Bank of the Philippine Islands thinks otherwise.

“Reading this article reminds me of Jo Boxers biggest hit #JustGotLucky,” economist Jun Neri said on Twitter.

To Neri, it was just a matter of timing. During former BSP governor Nestor Espenilla’s term, the global business environment was very challenging.

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Diokno, on the other hand, took on the job when the frenzy had simmered down.

“2017 and 2018 saw the biggest back to back years of global oil price surges not seen since who knows when. How unlucky can u get? NAEJr may have very well been the GOAT bsp governor,” he added.

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GOAT in basketball lingo means the greatest of all time.

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