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'Social enterprises' rise in Asia amid skepticism

New breed of company aims to help the world -- and make money

TOMOMI KIKUCHI, Nikkei staff writer | Japan

BANGALORE -- Wearing blue surgeon's scrubs as he chats with a heart patient from Bangladesh, Dr. Devi Shetty hardly looks like a typical corporate chairman. But there is little about Shetty and the hospital group he founded, Narayana Health, that is typical.

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