Sector Perspectives

Focused insights


Commodities upswings loses steam

There are exceptions, but we expect prices to edge lower in 2022

In Brief

Africa eyes double demographic dividend

The continent’s population is growing rapidly, but it is young and eager to work

In Brief

Digital payments for a digital world

As businesses across Asia-Pacific go online, they need to offer customers the full range of digital payments.

Video Report

Quasi-sovereigns blaze trail for Korea

After Korea earned a AA rating back in 2012, its highest rated credits opened the path to a global and diversified investor base for Korean issuers.

In Depth

Water scarcity: the growing threat

Very little of the world’s water is usable – and much is in inaccessible


Now Chinese can buy Hong Kong bonds

Southbound Bond Connect should help liberalise mainland China’s capital account

In Brief

5G to revolutionise global trade

New generation of mobile connectivity will boost m-commerce, digital deliveries and tech exports

In Brief

India’s drivers: exports and digital

High-skill exports and new-age technology firms can boost GDP if infrastructure keeps pace


Diffusing technology is important too

Mainland China needs to broaden the application of existing technologies besides seeking new innovations


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