Open for business, says Philippines president

President Benigno Aquino told foreign investors yesterday that the Philippines has turned the corner and is ready to offer them a “square deal”.

Open for business, says Philippines president
Philippines President Benigno Aquino

The president of the Philippines and his entire economic team courted foreign investors yesterday at the start of a two-day conference organised by FinanceAsia and aimed at attracting foreign investment through public-private partnerships.

“Welcome to the daylight summit,” said President Benigno Aquino, as he addressed delegates in a ballroom at the Manila Marriott hotel, “where things are not done in the dark.” Aquino and his economic team were clearly keen to push home a message of change that...

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