Asian infrastructure: call in the reserves

Around $26 trillion of infrastructure investment is needed in Asia over the next 15 years. There is one obvious place to look.

Emerging Asia faces a massive infrastructure burden. According to a recent report from the Asian Development Bank, around $26 trillion of investment is needed between now and 2030. Outside China, the infrastructure gap for the next four years represents a whopping 5% of GDP. 

How can this problem be tackled

It is a perennial question facing governments, corporations and banks in the region, and has been debated endlessly over the last decade. Few long-term solutions have been found, but there is one obvious answer governments need to spend.

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