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Danger signs for Asia

Changyong Rhee, director of the IMF's Asia and Pacific department, on serious risks such as trade tensions, rising debt, poor productivity and the ticking time bomb of ageing populations.


TWENTY years ago, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) was in the headlines almost every day all over Asia. 1997 was the year of the Asian financial crisis, which started in Thailand and then spread like a contagious fever across the region. The IMF, which is supposed to be the world's number...

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