Mud flies in Philippine poll; markets eye clean winner
Posted by akosistella on April 24, 2010
MANILA, Philippines – Financial markets in the Philippines are paying scant attention to intensified mud-slinging between candidates in the run-up to next month's presidential election, analysts said on Friday.
Analysts said the biggest concern in markets was whether a clear winner would emerge from the contest rather than which of the two front runners — Senators Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III and Manuel “Manny” Villar — stood the best chance.
Both are seen as centrists on fiscal and economic policy.