Infrastructure deficit. Those two words are costing Asia a lot of money.
As China's economic slowdown continues, its trading partners are increasingly looking to themselves and each other for growth. But without adequate transportation, power and other infrastructure, the region will not be able to capitalize on its economic potential.
At the same time, cash-strapped governments are in a bind, unable to finance the projects needed to spur economic activity. How they choose to meet this challenge will go a long way toward determining the region's future.