Fears of 'resource curse' in East Timor

Some fear abundant resources could turn out to be a curse in wake of frenetic economic growth.

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    Twelve years ago, violence marred the referendum that brought independence to East Timor.

    Then oil and gas were found and, today, East Timor's economy is one of the fastest-growing in the world.

    But, as Andrew Thomas reports from the capital Dili, some worry the pace of growth is getting out of control and could lead to a "resource curse".

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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