ADB warns violence could disrupt Sri Lanka’s economic growth

October 19, 2006 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s economy is expanding at a blistering pace led by the telecommunications sector, but an escalation in violence could erase some of the gains, the Asian Development Bank said.

red tape, more deregulation would boost South Asia growth: ADB

MANILA, Oct 19, 2006 (AFP) – South Asia has the potential to go the way
of robust economies of East Asia, but India and its neighbors must do
more to cut red tape and remove regulations that stunt business
initiative, the Asian Development Bank said Thursday.

said in a report released here Thursday that improved governance, better
quality of regulation and infrastructure can help South Asian economies
emerge as the “New Tigers” of the region.

Asia, led by India and Pakistan, posted stellar growth in 2005 and has
registered higher growth than its peers in Southeast Asia in the pas

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