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East and South Asia buoyant as other regions play catch-up

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Jul-19 Stalled growth in emerging market economies is projected to pick up from a four-year low of 4.0 percent in 2019 to 4.6 percent in 2020-21, reflecting the waning impact of financial pressures in some large markets. Growth in all emerging regions has been weaker than expected but activity in East and South Asia remains buoyant. Other regions are expected to recover in 2020-21. Growth in both Latam and MENA is expected to be a subdued 1.7% in 2019, but MENA countries show more promise thanks to oil exports, policy reforms and tourism. [image: World Bank]

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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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North Korea presents a chance to get creative with energy

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12-Nov-18 Despite dilapidated power generation and distribution infrastructure, total reliance on imported oil and international sanctions, North Korea’s energy needs are being met by creative domestic solutions and a newly entrepreneurial citizenry. [image: AFP / Ed Jones]

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India boosts Asian growth, as Latam and the Middle East look positive

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Jul-18 Growth in emerging market commodity importers is expected to remain robust, while the rebound in commodity exporters is projected to mature, says the World Bank. Risks include escalating trade protectionism and rising geopolitical tensions. A slowdown in China is partly offset by the rest of Asia, led by 7% growth in India. Prospects in Latam and the Middle East look positive, though with growth projected at much lower levels than in Asia.

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