the Philippines' economyreleased the GDP datafor the fourth quarter, where it recordeda growth of0.9%,compared with the previousyear growth of 0.3%, also it came aboveexpectations of 0.1%.

Also,theannualized GDPdatafor the fourth quarter was also released,where it recorded an expansion of 3.7%,compared with the previousyear's growth of 3.2%while it came below expectations of 3.8%.