Growth continues to be a strong theme in Asia making the case for investing in the region a compelling one. The Asia ex-Japan (AxJ) region has more than doubled its share of the global economy since the Asian financial crisis. Its growth, underpinned by China’s ascent, has outpaced that of developed economies in the last decades with its share of global gross domestic product increasing from 9 per cent in 1998 to more than 20 per cent in 2013.