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The Digital Accelerator: Revving Up Government in Asia

By Vitor Gaspar and Chang Yong Rhee September 25, 2018 عربي, 中文, Русский A driver from the Malaysian ride-hailing tech startup, Grab, picks up a passenger in Jakarta, Indonesia: digitalization is transforming Asia’s businesses and governments (photo: Afif C. Kasuma/iStock by Getty Images) Asia’s digital revolution shows no signs of slowing down. From e-commerce giants like China’s Alibaba and Japan’s Rakuten, to ride-hailing, and digital payment tech startups, like Indonesia’s Go-Jek...

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Chart of the Week: The Digital Divide in Asia

By IMFBlog September 25, 2018 Young people on their phones in Phnom Pehn, Cambodia: about 70 percent of the country does not have internet access and can’t participate in the digital economy (Samrang Pring/Reuters/Newscom) The countries of Southeast Asia are young—more than half of its 643 million people are under 30— and together they live in an economy of $2.8 trillion. The ten countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are moving toward greater economic...

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Chart of the Week: The Rise of Corporate Giants

By Federico J. Díez and Daniel Leigh June 6, 2018 Version in  Español The market power of “superstar” companies in advanced economies is growing (photo: iStock by Getty Images) The growing economic wealth and power of big companies—from airlines to pharmaceuticals to high-tech companies—has raised concerns about too much concentration and market power in the hands of too few. In particular, in advanced economies, rising corporate market power has been blamed for low investment despite...

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