An Asia Dozen

Click to launch slideshowHere's at look at 12 of the region's best performing companies from this year's Asian BusinessWeek 50

From global oil majors in the making, to a manufacturer of classy and superfast motorbikes, to a Hong Kong fashion retailer, here are the companies with the energy and talent that drive Asia's fast-growing economies. Not to mention a brokerage house that's eyeing the $430 billion nest egg of Japan's soon-to-retire baby boomers, and the Indian outsourcing pioneer that is training thousands of software engineers as it starts to remake itself. Or the Taiwan hardware outfit that's producing state-of-the-art smartphones. Here is Asia in all its diversity. These are some of the high performers that are starting to define the 21st century.
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