Philippine Deal May End Violence, Lure Investors

Philippine Deal May End Violence, Lure Investors

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Workers unload ore materials for processing at a mining site in the southern island of Mindanao. While economic growth in the Philippines is accelerating, the rebellion has hurt Aquino’s efforts to attract investment as companies such as Xstrata Plc and Sumitomo Metal Mining Co. struggle to access an estimated $312 billion in mineral deposits in the south.