© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Philippine Finance Secretary Benjamin Diokno speaks during an economic briefing following President Ferdinand Marcos Jr’s first State of the Nation Address, in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines, July 26, 2022. REUTERS/Lisa Marie David/File
MANILA (Reuters) – Philippine economic growth in the third quarter was “much better than consensus forecast”, Finance Secretary Benjamin Diokno told Reuters on Thursday.
Analysts polled by Reuters forecast third-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) grew 6.3% on an annual basis. Official data will be released at around 0200 GMT.