By Neil Jerome Morales and Enrico Dela Cruz
MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippine economy shrank by more than expected in the third quarter from a year ago as the COVID-19 pandemic continued to batter the Southeast Asian country but a loosening of coronavirus curbs helped ease the pain.
Gross domestic product (GDP) shrank 11.5%, the statistics agency said on Tuesday, after a 16.
9% slump in the second quarter when the economy entered its first recession in nearly 30 years. Economists in a Reuters poll had forecast a 9.8% year-on-year contraction.