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Emerging Asia leading world trade growth

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01-Nov-18 Emerging Asia’s imports grew by 10% year-on-year as of Aug-18, compared to 12% in July. China has increased imports Southeast Asia due to the shift of supply chains to lower-cost producers. [image: AFP]

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South Korea expands its investment destinations

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18-Oct-18 South Korean capital is leaking out of China, flooding into the US and pouring into South and Southeast Asia. Investments include the world’s largest mobile phone factory, a USD716 mn spend by Samsung Electronics in India. [image: Export-Import Bank of Korea]

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Japan eyes reducing plastic waste by 25% by 2030

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14-Oct-18 The Japanese government is announcing an ambitious plan to cut plastic waste by 25 percent over the next decade while promoting environmentally friendly bioplastics. Japan produces the largest amount of plastic waste per capita after the United States. [image: Getty Images]

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Rail to form backbone of South African transport by 2050

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11-Oct-18 South Africa's proposed National Rail Policy will focus on increasing investment in rail, ZAR170 bn (USD11.9 bn) over the next ten years, to position rail as South Africa’s transport backbone by 2050 and support the commitment to greenhouse-gas reduction. [image: Railway Pro]

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Indonesia’s premier-city link on track for 2021 launch

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03-Oct-18 Construction of the Chinese Belt and Road Initiative-backed Jakarta-Bandung rail line is back on track, with contractors confident it will enter operation in 2021.  Its most significant benefit is to cut transit time from five hours to 36 minutes. [image: HKTDC]

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