Pakistan top problem / Asian leadership forum / Hong Kong sweeteners

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'Corruption is top problem for doing business in Pakistan'.  The Global Competitiveness Report 2017-18 identifies corruption as the most problematic factor for doing business in Pakistan, followed by tax rates, government instability/coups and crime and thefts.

Mubarak Zeb Khan/Dawn:

Experts discuss public governance at Asian leadership forum.  Asian civil servants and political figures together with representatives of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development secretariat discussed innovative solutions and shared best practices in administrative reforms at the Asian Leadership Forum, held at the 2017 EROPA (Eastern Regional Organisation for Public Administration) General Assembly annual conference in Seoul.

Yerbolat Uatkhanov/The Astana Times:

'Sweeteners and secret deals' spelled out in Hong Kong trial.  Former chief executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen was "sweetened" and "hopelessly compromised" by a HK$3 million tailor-made penthouse renovation from broadcaster Wave Media, according to the opening statement by the prosecution to the High Court.

Phoebe Ng/The Standard:

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