Children play in the ocean near Wolseong Nuclear Power Plant in Gyeongju, South Korea, on August 21. Energy is the top concern for businesses in Asia, with rising prices driving up costs for firms even as countries such as Japan and South Korea move to embrace nuclear power. Photo: Reuters
Children play in the ocean near Wolseong Nuclear Power Plant in Gyeongju, South Korea, on August 21. Energy is the top concern for businesses in Asia, with rising prices driving up costs for firms even as countries such as Japan and South Korea move to embrace nuclear power. Photo: Reuters
Colleen K. Howe
Opinion

Opinion

The View by Colleen K. Howe

Ukraine war, energy crisis and geopolitical tensions mean Asian businesses must prepare for the worst

  • The latest Asia Business Council survey shows firms are worried about politics increasingly encroaching on business and driving potential decoupling
  • Energy is the top concern amid high prices and the continuing fallout from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

Children play in the ocean near Wolseong Nuclear Power Plant in Gyeongju, South Korea, on August 21. Energy is the top concern for businesses in Asia, with rising prices driving up costs for firms even as countries such as Japan and South Korea move to embrace nuclear power. Photo: Reuters
Children play in the ocean near Wolseong Nuclear Power Plant in Gyeongju, South Korea, on August 21. Energy is the top concern for businesses in Asia, with rising prices driving up costs for firms even as countries such as Japan and South Korea move to embrace nuclear power. Photo: Reuters
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