April 11 (Bloomberg) -- Ethiopia isn’t the first place you
would look for clues about Asia’s economies. Nor does Jose
Rabacal, a 29-year-old Filipino sipping beer at an Addis Ababa
airport cafe, think he’s a human economic indicator.
But he is, and so are his 10 compatriots as they bided
their time recently during a multihour layover. Each moved to
Africa from the Philippines for opportunities that leaders
failed to offer at home. Each left behind a family they see once
a year, if they are lucky.