Myanmar: From Investment Abroad to Improvement at Home
August 17, 2014
Myanmar: From Investment Abroad to Improvement at Home
Now a magnet for foreign investors, Myanmar’s challenge is to ensure the investment benefits the nation.
Myanmar: From Investment Abroad to Improvement at Home
China’s Model for Africa
August 14, 2014
China’s Model for Africa
Western criticism of China’s approach to Africa is misplaced, but Beijing should place more emphasis on labor relations.
China’s Model for Africa
Asia’s Big Two Economies Misfire
August 14, 2014
Asia’s Big Two Economies Misfire
China surprises with a sharp drop in lending while Japan records a major second quarter GDP contraction.
Asia’s Big Two Economies Misfire
India and the Geopolitics of Trade
August 13, 2014
India and the Geopolitics of Trade
New Delhi is backtracking on an agreement made in Bali just months ago. Why?
India and the Geopolitics of Trade
China Needs to Get Busy Marketing BRICS Bank
August 10, 2014
China Needs to Get Busy Marketing BRICS Bank
A recent conference was a missed opportunity for Beijing to present the NDB as an alternative to Western finance.
China Needs to Get Busy Marketing BRICS Bank
Chinese Consumption: Here to Stay?
August 08, 2014
Chinese Consumption: Here to Stay?
Consumer spending is growing, but some obstacles need to be cleared if that is to continue.
Chinese Consumption: Here to Stay?
Russia May Block Western Flights to Asia
August 08, 2014
Russia May Block Western Flights to Asia
Russia may prohibit U.S. and EU airlines from traveling through its airspace on flights to and from the Asia-Pacific.
Russia May Block Western Flights to Asia
Asia Turns Greener
August 07, 2014
Asia Turns Greener
Asia’s economic giants appear to be getting serious about tackling emissions.
Asia Turns Greener
World’s Largest Dam Requires US-China Cooperation
August 06, 2014
World’s Largest Dam Requires US-China Cooperation
Despite diverging spheres of influence, Inga-3 could actually draw the two powers together.
World’s Largest Dam Requires US-China Cooperation
China Urged to Slow, Japan to Speed Up
August 04, 2014
China Urged to Slow, Japan to Speed Up
The IMF offers contrasting recommendations for Asia’s two largest economies.
China Urged to Slow, Japan to Speed Up
Yum, Yum, Yum: Another Food Safety Scandal Rocks Multinationals in China
August 02, 2014
Yum, Yum, Yum: Another Food Safety Scandal Rocks Multinationals in China
US fast food companies in China are caught in yet another food safety scandal.
Yum, Yum, Yum: Another Food Safety Scandal Rocks Multinationals in China
The Shadow Banking Specter
August 02, 2014
The Shadow Banking Specter
Shadow banking in China and other emerging markets are a threat to global financial stability.
The Shadow Banking Specter
India Needs More Than BRICS
August 01, 2014
India Needs More Than BRICS
Their new bank notwithstanding, the BRICS grouping is unlikely to help the Indian economy fulfill its potential.
India Needs More Than BRICS
Asia’s Iran Oil Imports Increase 25%
August 01, 2014
Asia’s Iran Oil Imports Increase 25%
During the first half of 2014, Asia imported 25 percent more oil from Iran than in the first half of 2013.
Asia’s Iran Oil Imports Increase 25%
China’s New Bad Debt Companies: Red Herrings?
July 31, 2014
China’s New Bad Debt Companies: Red Herrings?
They may be a short-term positive, but they won’t solve the underlying cause of local government indebtedness.
China’s New Bad Debt Companies: Red Herrings?
Reasons vs. Principles: India at the WTO
July 30, 2014
Reasons vs. Principles: India at the WTO
India’s defense of its food policy is understandable, but it risks isolation from future global markets.
Reasons vs. Principles: India at the WTO
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