Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, centre, leaves the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation CEO Summit in Danang, Vietnam, on November 9, 2017. Coordination between the governments of the Asia-Pacific region is essential for the formation of sustainable development policies. Photo: AP 

As the Asia-Pacific continues to power the global economy, we must ensure that growth is sustainable

Shamshad Akhtar says growth in the world’s most economically dynamic region is threatened by debt, energy costs and protectionism, but can be maintained through better government policies, especially on taxation, plus coordination with the private sector and between regional governments 

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Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, centre, leaves the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation CEO Summit in Danang, Vietnam, on November 9, 2017. Coordination between the governments of the Asia-Pacific region is essential for the formation of sustainable development policies. Photo: AP 
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