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Education and investment identify countries with growth potential

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22-Mar-19 In countries where more than half the workforce have upper secondary education there is a strong positive relationship between capital investment and productivity. Seven countries with well educated populations and low fixed capital per worker are investing above average in fixed capital, and therefore look to be opportunity markets. Conversely there are eight countries which have a good standard of education but are not investing enough to fully leverage it in future. [image: Global Demographics Ltd]

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KKR, CVC, other PE firms bid for Asian hospital business

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19-Mar-19 Columbia Pacific Management’s Asian hospital business has drawn interest from global PE players including KKR, CVC and Carlyle. If successful, the deal would be worth USD2 bn and be the biggest transaction in Southeast Asia’s hospital sector in nine years. [image: The Star]

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DHL Connectedness Index: Globalization hits new record high

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12-Feb-19 DHL's latest Global Connectedness Index found Southeast Asia benefited from linkages with wider Asian supply chain networks as well as ASEAN policy initiatives promoting economic integration. International flows exceed expectations the most in Cambodia, Malaysia, Mozambique, Singapore, and Vietnam. [image: DHL]

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AliPay grows overseas with China outbound tourism

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21-Jan-19 As Chinese consumers increasingly vacation overseas, their mobile-payment apps are following them, and offering a new way for merchants to attract customers. More than half of businesses saw an increase in foot traffic and transaction size after adopting Alipay. [image: Nielsen / Alizila]

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