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Philippines raises economic growth target for 2021

December 14, 2021By Reuters

The Philippines has upgraded its economic growth targets for this year as the economy further reopens, the country’s economic ministers said on Tuesday.

Gross domestic product (GDP) is expected to expand by 5.0% to 5.5% in 2021, from the previous estimate of 4.0% to 5.0% this year, the Development Budget Coordination Committee said in a statement.

(Reporting by Neil Jerome Morales and Enrico dela Cruz; Editing by Martin Petty)

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