Fitch upgrade for Philippines will lead to increased investment in electronics and textiles

Today Fitch Ratings upgraded the Philippines to investment-grade, which will substantially increase investment in the country. Expect particularly strong growth in electronics and textiles, which will buttress current export strengths in electronic assembly and garments.

Update 5/22/2013: The Philippines obtained the #3 position in foreign investment among South-East Asian countries so far in 2013 (WSJ).