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Asian markets doing the limbo

While they may face trouble from beyond their borders, for many of them, spending at home has seldom been so strong

Brick by brick: The question for emerging markets is whether their consumers and businesses will continue to spend, or whether international troubles will spill into domestic economies in ways they cannot control. - PHOTO: NYT

THE docks at big Indonesian ports are quieter these days, as China's demand for raw materials has begun to cool. But drive an hour inland and the agricultural giant Cargill is racing to finish a cocoa bean processing plant, while a large instant noodle factory is running full tilt to meet the...