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Duterte to consider Xi request to ban online casinos

Manila real estate stocks fall as leaders' summit fuels uncertainty

Chinese President Xi Jinping, right, made an "implied request" that the Philippines ban online gambling, according to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte.   © Reuters

MANILA -- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will study the possibility of winding down the country's booming offshore gambling industry after Chinese President Xi Jinping raised the subject at summit meeting in Beijing on Thursday.

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