MANILA: The Philippine economy grew 6.9% in the third quarter of 2021 from a year earlier, lower than the previously-reported growth estimate of 7.1%, the statistics agency said on Wednesday.

The government will release fourth-quarter gross domestic product data at around 0200 GMT on Thursday, with the economy projected to have expanded at a slower pace of 6.0% from a year earlier, based on the median estimate in a Reuters poll.

(Reporting by Enrico Dela Cruz Editing by Ed Davies) ((