06 Sep '11, 4am

Asia should raise investment rates: Tharman Shanmugaratnam

Asia should raise investment rates: Tharman Shanmugaratnam

Asian policymakers have to focus on the important challenge of raising investment rates in the region in order to create higher long-term growth, said Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam. -- ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE Asian policymakers have to focus on the important challenge of raising investment rates in the region in order to create higher long-term growth, said Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam. Speaking at the third annual World Bank-Singapore Infrastructure Finance Summit, Mr Tharman noted that in Asean, the value of direct investments are equal to 23 per cent of gross domestic product. 'That's well below the level we saw before the Asian Financial Crisis. It's probably true that there was over-investment in the region before the Asian crisis, but 23 per cent is too low a rate of investment for economies at this stage of development and also means that we are n...

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