Signs of a global rebound but watch out for regional shifts in policy

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SINGAPORE (Sept 8): After a long period of patchy recovery, there are signs that the global rebound is gaining enough traction to be a durable one with economic growth in Asia set to accelerate.

Despite the signs of rising momentum, many observers remain concerned that the rebounds we have seen so far may not last. One reason has been the rise in geopolitical and trade tensions. But is it likely that these concerns really hurt Asean?

First, there is the crisis created by North Korea’s nuclear and missile development. This is certainly an area of... (Click here to read the full story.)