Emerging Asia Economics

Emerging Asia Economics Focus

26 June, 2018

Philippines: A two-year progress report on President Duterte

Two years after coming to power, President Duterte of the Philippines has not been the disaster for the economy that some feared. Growth has remained strong, while economic policy has been left in the hands of technocrats, who have pushed through a number of sensible reforms. A longer term concern, however, is Duterte’s erratic and crass leadership style, which is showing signs of putting off investors.

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