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Duterte's 'Build, Build, Build' plans hit Philippine peso

The Philippines is experiencing a surge in capital goods imports that has turned its current account surplus into a deficit and knocked the peso down to 11-year lows against the dollar in July.


PHILIPPINE construction firm Teravera Corp is planning to raise a fourth dollar loan in a year, after borrowing around US$2.5 million to buy dozens of excavators, road rollers and dump trucks from China, South Korea and Japan.

Teravera is one of hundreds of local builders...

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