The German foreign minister is on a charm-offensive through Southeast Asia. Guido Westerwelle is seeking to strengthen ties with the world's fourth leading financial centre.
A Philippine official recently said the country no longer deserved to be branded the "sick man of Asia" given its fast economic expansion. DW speaks to economist Rajiv Biswas about what is driving growth in the country.
The ongoing campaign of protests and transport blockades by Bangladesh's second biggest political party, BNP, is heavily constraining public life and business activity, as Dhaka-based analyst Henrik Maihack tells DW.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's economic policies have forced down the value of the Japanese currency and are pushing many of the nation's biggest corporations to re-think their policies of manufacturing overseas.
A fresh study by PricewaterhouseCoopers has gauged the mood among executives all over the world. It shows that bosses in the Asia-Pacific region look to the future with the greatest confidence.
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