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Philippines Deserves New Round of Rating Upgrades, Tetangco Says

November 02, 2011

Oct. 20 (Bloomberg) -- The Philippines deserves a new round of credit rating upgrades, central bank Governor Amando Tetangco said in a speech in Manila today, citing gains in the fiscal program and a healthy banking sector.

Regulators are preparing “more initiatives” to strengthen the banking system, Tetangco said.

With assistance from Cecilia Yap in Manila.

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