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Asia-Pacific: Shaping things to come

Resources, utilities and Reits on SGX offer opportunities to invest in development, says GEOFF HOWIE

THE Asia-Pacific region began its journey to global economic relevance well before many young investors were even born. The political stability that had developed in many of the region's economies by the 1980s and 1990s paved the way for these countries to industrialise and modernise in more meaningful ways.

While Japan led Asia's economies in their race to first world status, Singapore, South Korea, Hong Kong and Taiwan were not too far behind. Today, the rise of China as the world's largest trading nation and the modernisation processes in India and South-east Asia's populous nations make the Asia-Pacific a globally significant region.

Key to the development of these economies is the strengthening...

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