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Asian cities woo ‘knowledge migrants’


To overcome skilled labor shortages, Kuala Lumpur, Ho Chi Minh City and other Asian cities with expanding economies are actively pursuing “knowledge migrants” – educated workers from the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia to fill jobs in technology, banking, education and other fields, The Global Urbanist reports.

Kuala Lumpur uses incentives such as scholarships to attract foreign talent to the Multimedia Super Corridor, a “special economic zone” established in 1996. The article cautions, however, that some professionals may be deterred from moving to Ho Chi Minh City or other fast-growing cities over concerns that range from lax regulation to counterfeiting. 

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