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Political uncertainty ahead for Philippines

Next year's change of govt is making many investors cautious about nation's prospects

MR AQUINO: His final State of the Nation address on Monday will keep the succession issue prominent.


THE Philippines has been a magnet for foreign investment over the past five years, pushing its stock market to record highs and lowering the cost of its debt, but next year's change of government is reintroducing an old risk - political uncertainty.

Since Benigno Aquino won...