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Philippine terrorism spooks investors in vital outsourcing sector

Possible nationwide martial law could send money to Malaysia, India

Philippine call centers service U.S. clients around the clock, but would be vulnerable if martial law in Mindanao is extended nationwide.   © Reuters

MANILA -- The business process outsourcing industry in the Philippines -- a major foreign exchange earner that includes call centers -- is facing a threat: investor confidence diminished by terrorism. 

According to the latest official figures for approved foreign investments in information and communications (where BPO-related investments are recorded), there was a 34% year-on-year drop in the second quarter -- the fourth consecutive quarter of decline. 

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