Philippines’ Q3 GDP growth at 5.9%, beats forecast

Construction workers are pictured at the construction site of an apartment building in Pasay, Metro Manila in the Philippines May 22, 2017. (Reuters/Erik De Castro/File Photo)

 The Philippine economy grew 5.9% in the third quarter from a year earlier, the statistics agency said on Thursday, stronger than the previous quarter’s 4.3% expansion.

Analysts polled by Reuters had expected third quarter output to grow 4.7%.

— Reporting by Mikhail Flores and Neil Jerome Morales

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