The Philippines tops China in GDP growth

A worker is seen at a scaffolding at a construction site in Manila on May 30, 2013. The Philippine economy posted a surprising 7.8 percent growth in the first quarter of 2013.

Which country has the highest economic growth rate in the Asia-Pacific region? It's not China, but the Philippines, which grew at a surprising rate of 7.8 percent last quarter.

The BBC's Mariko Oi joins Marketplace Morning Report host David Brancaccio from Singapore to explain what's driving growth in the region.


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