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Governments need to partner with businesses to deliver infrastructure in Asia

Asia badly needs infrastructure, but for cash-strapped governments the key is teaming up with businesses, says an ADB publication that examines the best way of sharing risk and proposes optimal ways of financing such deals. 

Governments need to partner with businesses to deliver infrastructure in Asia

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