Filipino Muslims at peace rally to show support for a framework peace agreement in Manila on October 14, 2012.
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Philippines peace deal boosts investment hopes

In the Philippines a 40-year long insurgency in the south of the country may be coming to an end with the signing of a landmark peace deal on Monday.

Fighting on the island of Mindanao has killed an estimated 120,000 people, and the violence has deterred development of the mineral-rich area.

But as the BBC's Kate McGeown reports from Mindanao, the Philippines may now attract new waves of foreign investment on this new promise of peace.