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Economy

How can Asia clock out?

Region struggles to come to grips with its epidemic of overwork

A high-pressure corporate culture means many employees in Asia are on call around the clock. (Photo by Shinya Sawai)

JAKARTA -- Asia's economic rise has come with some downsides: income inequality in countries such as Indonesia and Thailand, environmental degradation in Vietnam and China, uncontrolled urban sprawl and clogged traffic in Manila and Mumbai.

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