India’s Modi to discuss business with President Duterte

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to meet Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to discuss business on the sideline of the 25th India-ASEAN Summit. It will be the first visit by an Indian PM to Manila in 36 years. Economy, counterterrorism and defence are high on the agenda of the meeting. Collaboration between the Philippines and India in the business process outsourcing (BPO) sector has grown exponentially in the past few years. Several Indian IT companies have already set up BPO operations in the Philippines, with Indian investments in the country estimated at more than USD650m.