Philippine Trump will not damage growth - for now

The country goes to the polls Monday to elect a new president. Bankers, investors and executives have reason to be nervous.

The Philippine electorate goes to the polls on Monday, picking the next president of a country that has become one of the fastest-growing in Asia.

They have a choice between a business-friendly political neophyte, a pair of well-known establishment figures, and a brash, shoot-from-the-hip strongman who has bragged that he will kill 100,000 criminals if he is elected, has flirted with the idea of declaring a revolutionary government, and has even dared the US and Australia to cut diplomatic ties.

So far, they are favouring the strongman.

The increasing likelihood that Rodrigo Duterte will emerge the victor in the elections has not been greeted...

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