Shanghai skyline
Media playback is unsupported on your device

'Buildings contribute to growth'

5 August 2014 Last updated at 01:53 BST

The business world pays a lot of attention to Asia's growth figures. But what exactly goes into the calculation of a country's gross domestic product (GDP)?

One firm says that built assets - like airports and hotel buildings - are an important factor.

Chris Graham, partner at UK consultancy EC Harris explains the reasons to the BBC's Rico Hizon.

Watch more reports on Asia Business Report's website.