Category Archives: World Economy

1st Valley Bank (1VB): Development Bank in the Philippines

About 1st Valley Bank 1st Valley Bank (1VB) is a multi-awarded rural bank in Mindanao founded in 1956 and one of the fastest growing financial institutions in the country. At present, the bank has seventy-four (74) branches and sex (6) extension offices and three (3) financial solution centers in Regions IX and X. Headed by… Read More »

What living really costs in the UK?

The Real Britain Index (RBI) aims to provide a more accurate measure of the price rises that people face than is available in the government’s headline Consumer Price Index (CPI) measure of inflation. There’s no such thing as “an average household” The CPI is fundamentally flawed. It uses an average “basket of goods” to reflect… Read More »