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JUNE 2019

Bridging Asia's infrastructure gap

As a McKinsey report acknowledges, “the question is no longer how quickly Asia will rise; it is how Asia will lead.”

In this month’s issue of Infrastructure Channel, we will look at how this region will face the challenges ahead and drive the next phase of growth.

We start with the revival of the Silk Road’s campaign: Patrizia Marin, International Strategist, Marketing and Public Affairs expert, goes back to trace the history of the long-distance exchange routes already travelled by Marco Polo and argues that once more this revival will promote fruitful exchange among civilizations.

We will then talk to Hung Tran, Atlantic Council senior fellow and former executive managing director of the Institute of International Finance, to find out why the need for infrastructure investment is still very high in the region despite years of spending and what needs to be done to unlock private investment.

Finally Christopher Emsden, former Rome Correspondent for the Wall Street Journal, looks at the Asian digital boom and at how the explosive growth of start-ups will require optimized infrastructure investments in order to reach sustainable development.

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