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East Timor in new oil and gas investment

13 June 2016 Last updated at 00:24 BST

East Timor is spending billions on new oil and gas facilities along its south coast in an attempt to grab a bigger slice of its own resources wealth.

But it is not clear when, or even if, oil and gas will arrive. And it could face a massive budget crunch while it waits.

Tim McDonald reports.

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