rising inflation

The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) recently reported that the national inflation rate has accelerated to 6.9 percent for the month of September, the highest in four years after slowing down to 6.3 percent in August.

With the peso falling towards P60 to a dollar and oil prices threatening to rise again in the coming weeks, it is likely that inflation will continue to pick up.

A break above 6.9 percent could bring inflation to double-digit levels, which happened during the global financial crisis in 2008.

Rising inflation is generally considered undesirable because of the negative impact that it can cause in the economy. Higher prices can slow down consumer spending, which can result in lower revenues and business losses.

While rising prices of goods and services may be bad in the short-term, over the long-term, high inflation can be good as it stimulates growth in the future, especially once it is kept under control and managed within expectations.

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Henry Ong is an entrepreneur, investor, researcher and business columnist for more than 20 years. He holds double degree in accountancy and applied economics, a Registered Financial Planner (RFP) and Certified Management Consultant (CMC). Follow him on twitter @henryong888