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Why Boosting Africa-Southeast Asian Trade & Investment Makes So Much Sense

There’s been a surge of activity in Africa-ASEAN relations in recent weeks highlighted by Indonesian President Joko Widodo’s recent African tour and the Singapore-Africa Business Forum that took place earlier this month in the Lion City. Closer trade and investment ties make sense for both regions as the traditional engines of economic growth in China and Europe continue to slow.

Amit Jain, director of the Centre for African Studies at Nanyang Technological University, joins Eric & Cobus from Singapore to discuss the growing interest in Africa among Southeast Asian investors and why they’ve been so reluctant until now to get more engaged.

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