A worker counts Philippine peso bills inside a money changer in Manila October 3, 2013. The Philippines earned its third investment-grade upgrade in about five months on Thursday after Moody's raised ... more 
A worker counts Philippine peso bills inside a money changer in Manila October 3, 2013. The Philippines earned its third investment-grade upgrade in about five months on Thursday after Moody's raised the country's sovereign debt rating by a notch to Baa3, a widely expected move that will further boost the country's allure among foreign investors. Moody's said the decision to lift the country's credit rating and revise the outlook to positive from stable was based on the sustainability of the country's robust economic performance, fiscal and debt consolidation, as well as political stability and improved governance. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco (PHILIPPINES - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY POLITICS) less 
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Thu, Oct 3, 2013 7:08 AM EDT