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World is 'obsessed with growth,' Graeme Maxton

28 November 2012 Last updated at 06:27 GMT

Asian economic growth stands out in comparison to many countries in the developed world.

But some critics are concerned about the focus on economic growth alone.

Graeme Maxton, a fellow of the international think-tank, The Club of Rome, told the BBC's Asia Business Report that the world "had become obsessed with growth".