Philippine Vote Spurs Investment Growth to 6-Year High: Chart

Duterte's Economic Challenges: Should Investors Worry?

Investment in the Philippines grew at the fastest pace in six years last quarter as companies front-loaded spending ahead of the May presidential election that was won by Rodrigo Duterte, a firebrand mayor who had little economic policy experience. The spike may not be sustainable, DBS Group Holdings Ltd. said in a May 20 note, pointing out that the previous peak was also during a pre-election period.

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