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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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30 years of change in the Thai retail market

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30-Oct-18 There are now 7.5 mn sqm of modern retail in Bangkok, including department stores, shopping centres, big box stores and other new formats. E-commerce accounts for less than 1 percent of total retail in Thailand but is growing rapidly. [image: Retail In Asia]

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Using tech to bring transparency to Philippines pharmacies

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19-Oct-18 The Philippines has adopted a law requiring pharmacists to use a new Electronic Drug Safety System platform. Pharmacists will use smartphones to photograph and upload nearly 300 million prescriptions per year, for digitization, enabling real-time public health insights. [image: Shutterstock]

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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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Indonesia on the verge of a connectivity revolution

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17-Oct-18 The long-envisioned Palapa Ring, 67,887 km broadband fiber-optic cable network, stretching the length and breadth of Indonesia, is nearly complete and promises to bring the sprawling archipelagic nation fully online. [image: Information Ministry]

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