FDI pullback seen in PH

FDI pullback seen in PH

A report conducted by Anglo-Dutch multinational professional services network KPMG projects that the Philippines may experience a slight decline in foreign direct investments (FDIs) over the next 12 to 14 months.

According to the assessment of Mono Bhattacharya, partner at RKCA Investment Banking   in the report “Shaping the New Reality: How Philippine Organizations are Responding to a New Business Environment,” there will be a short-term pullback by investors in the Philippines.

Bhattacharya expects to see the country’s FDI “to stabilize by 2022 based upon the current assumption around the availability of vaccines and therapeutics.”

Specific to the business process outsourcing (BPO), Bhattacharya noted that the industry “may not experience the growth that it has been accustomed to in the past, the growth is expected to return as the vaccines are distributed and administered throughout 2021.”

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