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A list of the week’s most interesting stories on economic growth and social inclusion.

1. Facts and figures. This week the World Economic Forum on ASEAN took place in Malaysia where we discussed the region's challenges and opportunities. Our meeting briefing provides all the background. (World Economic Forum)

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2. What will it take for Africa to match South-East Asia’s development path? (World Economic Forum)

3. The IMF is exploring whether neoliberal policies have increased inequality. (Finance & Development, IMF)

4. The OECD warns that the global economy is stuck in a low growth trap. How to escape? (Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development)

5. Should emerging markets nurture family businesses? Are they better suited to drive sustainable, inclusive growth than non-family owned companies? (Knowledge@Wharton)

6. What is the 'work gap' and why is it contributing to rising inequality in the US? (Brookings Institution)

7. The concept of the Universal Basic Income is gaining traction in Europe. (The Guardian)

8. Three key questions for the future of public finances and social protection in a low growth environment. (World Economic Forum)

9. What causes big recessions? (Bloomberg View)

10. Venezuela is facing tremendous economic and social challenges. (Project Syndicate)

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