OnePlanet: Asia - From Saver to Spender June 24, 2011

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While many countries in the West continue to grapple with heavy debts, many Asian nations boast of healthy balance sheets thanks to buoyant exports and a history of high national savings. Now there's evidence that the Asian saver is becoming more comfortable as a spender, helping drive Asia's strong economic growth. This week's One Planet comes from Malaysia as part of the BBC's Power of Asia season - we speak to the economists and entrepreneurs of one of Asia's fastest growing economies to find out what this change will mean for all of us.



While many countries in the West continue to grapple with heavy debts, many Asian nations boast of healthy balance sheets thanks to buoyant exports and a history of high national savings. Now there's evidence that the Asian saver is becoming more comfortable as a spender, helping drive Asia's strong economic growth. This week's One Planet comes from Malaysia as part of the BBC's Power of Asia season - we speak to the economists and entrepreneurs of one of Asia's fastest growing economies to find out what this change will mean for all of us.