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Asia’s record remittances show globalization alive and well

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02-May-19 Foreign remittances to Asian countries hit USD300 bn for the first time in 2018, underscoring the ever-rising importance of overseas employment for the region. Major recipients such as Pakistan and the Philippines have GDPs only slightly bigger than that. [image: World Bank staff estimates, World Development Indicators, IMF Balance of Payments Statistics /  Asia Times]

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Korea's Amorepacific partners with AS Watson

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20-Feb-19 Korea-based beauty company Amorepacific has entered into a global strategic partnership with health and beauty giant AS Watson, with wide offline and online distribution in Asia and Europe. AS Watson has 14,900 stores under 12 brands in 25 markets. [image: Watson]

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Prostate cancer medical device market in Asia poised for growth

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08-Jan-19 As Asia’s prostate cancer burden grows, so do opportunities for medical device companies with products to diagnose and treat the disease. Leading medical-device firms are moving into markets across Asia to promote their most innovative products. [image: MedTech Intelligence]

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India and Egypt rare bright spots amid stalled growth in emerging markets

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Jan-19 The recovery in emerging market and developing economies has stalled. India is a bright spot where strengthening investment and robust consumption will drive 7.3 percent GDP growth. East Asia remains a fast-growing region but growth will moderate to 6 percent in 2019 as global demand slows and financial conditions tighten. Brazil is forecast to lead Latin America with 2.2 percent growth. And in MENA, while GCC oil exporters accelerate to 2.6 percent growth they will be outstripped by Egypt at 5.6 percent thanks to reforms. [image: World Bank]

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