Philippines' Purisima on S&P Rating, Economy

May 3 (Bloomberg) -- Philippine Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima talks about the nation's investment grade rating by Standard & Poor's, and the outlook for the domestic economy. The Philippines beat Indonesia to win an investment grade from S&P’s, as President Benigno Aquino outshines Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono in improving government finances and spurring growth. Purisima speaks with Susan Li on Bloomberg Television's "First Up." (Source: Bloomberg)

Will BOJ Stimulus Work for Japan's Economy?
45:59 - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced plans for more than 28 trillion yen ($265 billion) in economic stimulus in an effort to prop up the economy, Kyodo News reported. Abe, speaking in the southern city of Fukuoka on Wednesday, said the measures would be compiled next week, Kyodo said. It must then be presented to the parliament, where approval is a formality because the ruling coalition has a majority in both houses. Tatton Investment Management CIO Lothar Mentel discusses with Bloomberg's Anna Edwards and Manus Cranny on "Countdown."
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