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Discordant mood music in Philippines

The Philippines has been a hard sell for years, bedevilled by regulatory uncertainty, high taxes, widespread anti-mining sentiment and worries about armed insurgency in parts of the country where resources are plentiful.

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Supporters of Duterte during a campaign rally

But it hasn’t looked this bad for a while. The election of new president Rodrigo Duterte and his appointment of mining-unfriendly resources minister, Regina Lopez, has left the sector reeling.