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Asian Mega Trends

Assesses mega-trends that will effect Asia-Pacific region over the next two decades, covering demographic ageing, rising of Asian middle class, China’s economy and geopolitics, Asia’s second BRICS economy (Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa), ASEAN’s trade liberalization and economic integration, and urbanization. Foresees trends at regional and country levels, such as consumer spending boom, new financial architecture, South and Southeast Asian mega-cities by 2030, manufacturing hubs in Asia and Mekong sub-region, environmental crises, terrorism, and geopolitical wars. Looks at China’s economic power and risk, Japan’s debt crisis, India’s economic policy Indonesia’s growth comparing to Mekong sub-region, and Singapore’s transformation in the next 50 years.