The Status of Infrastructure Services in East Asia and Pacific (EAP) – World Bank

This report aims to provide an overview of the status of economic infrastructure in several key sectors in the EAP region, particularly for networked infrastructure services such as urban water supply and sewerage, road transport, and electricity distribution. The exercise aims to shed light on the areas of greatest need, as well as to identify which sectors and geographical areas most require focused investments. The report also offers an account of trends and current levels of private sector investment in EAP countries to help inform financing strategies and decisions.

Updates on Unilever

Unilever expects slower growth in 2020. This is a result of challenges in the quarter in some markets, including the economic slowdown in South Asia, one of Unilever’s largest markets, and trading conditions in West Africa remaining difficult.

Special Economic Zones in South East Asia

Special Economic Zones in South East Asian countries have attracted lots of Chinese investment, to take advantage of assorted incentives such as faster permitting, reduced tax or duties and looser controls on the movements of goods and capital. The article examines whether the investment is able to make its intended impact.