In a world preoccupied by geopolitical crises, the global economy has taken something of a back seat.
Some of India's biggest companies are pouring billions of dollars into manufacturing guns, ships and tanks for the country's military.
Top Japanese automakers in the Philippines are threatening to shift production to cheaper Southeast Asian countries.
If you wanted to make a quick buck in property, Dubai would have been the place to do it. And the desert of superlatives is still going strong.
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