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UK Investments to Strengthen Outsourcing in SE Asia

by: Sarah Joson

Friday, January 27, 2012 | Outsourcing News |

Increase in outsourced services

As firms look out for the status of Europe’s dwindling economy, BusinessMirror anticipates that private investments, particularly outsourced finance and legal services made by UK-based firms to the Philippines, India, and other Southeast Asian countries, will dramatically increase.

Southeast Asia is being eyed by UK firms as a refuge for diversified investments, said an official of the UK Trade and Investment. The official added that it is improbable for UK officials to restrict private companies from outsourcing overseas, like the pending bill in US that discourages companies to move business functions offshore.

Meanwhile, Filipino nurses in the UK were reassured by the official that amidst the crisis, jobs will not be lost. Nearly 600,000 business process outsourcing (BPO) employees in the Philippines are concerned over the result of the anti-outsourcing bill, which is strongly supported by US President Obama.

Indian firm Infosys got 14 European clients, with two being the largest deals in the $500-million range. TCS landed a total of 10 large deals, including four European contracts. HCL, on the other hand, got 18 large contracts valued at $1 billion.


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