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Philippine officials in China to negotiate $15bn in business deals

Duterte steps up push to lure foreign investment amid 'separation' from US

CLIFF VENZON, Nikkei staff writer | China

MANILA -- Key Philippine cabinet officials are in China for a two-day visit through Tuesday to work out details of the $15 billion worth of investment deals that President Rodrigo Duterte bagged while in Beijing last year.

The delegation includes Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez, Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno, Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia, Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade and Public Works Secretary Mark Villar, the Finance department said on Sunday.

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