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China’s 'Two Sessions' and the 2017 Economic Outlook
March 09, 2017
China’s 'Two Sessions' and the 2017 Economic Outlook
Li's work report was light on new economic reforms, indicating that stability remains the government's main goal.
China’s 'Two Sessions' and the 2017 Economic Outlook
Is Trump All Bark and No Bite on Currency Manipulation in Asia?
March 08, 2017
Is Trump All Bark and No Bite on Currency Manipulation in Asia?
Trump's ability to officially punish China, Japan, and Korea for alleged currency manipulation is limited.
Is Trump All Bark and No Bite on Currency Manipulation in Asia?
Asia’s Rice Paper Ceiling Still Intact
March 07, 2017
Asia’s Rice Paper Ceiling Still Intact
Asian countries continue to score poorly on gender equality, to the detriment of their economies.
Asia’s Rice Paper Ceiling Still Intact
OECD Warns Australia: Still Feeling Lucky?
March 06, 2017
OECD Warns Australia: Still Feeling Lucky?
Australia's economic growth streak is alive, but precariously balanced.
OECD Warns Australia: Still Feeling Lucky?
Despite Demonetization Doldrums, India Keeps up GDP Growth Rate
March 01, 2017
Despite Demonetization Doldrums, India Keeps up GDP Growth Rate
Despite expectations of a slowdown, India posts a surprisingly high GDP growth rate for Q4 2016.
Despite Demonetization Doldrums, India Keeps up GDP Growth Rate
What's Driving Shanghai's Bull Run?
March 01, 2017
What's Driving Shanghai's Bull Run?
The Shanghai market is on a winning streak, thanks to beneficial government policies.
What's Driving Shanghai's Bull Run?
Free Trade Push: Australia, Indonesia Eye Deal
February 27, 2017
Free Trade Push: Australia, Indonesia Eye Deal
After a summit meeting, Australia and Indonesia's leader pledge to complete a bilateral deal by the end of 2017.
Free Trade Push: Australia, Indonesia Eye Deal
China's Hukou Reforms and the Urbanization Challenge
February 22, 2017
China's Hukou Reforms and the Urbanization Challenge
China is speeding up hukou reform, but that won’t be enough to solve the migrant worker problem.
China's Hukou Reforms and the Urbanization Challenge
From Hong Kong to Sydney: Asia’s Unaffordable Cities
February 21, 2017
From Hong Kong to Sydney: Asia’s Unaffordable Cities
Solving Asia’s affordability crisis will not happen overnight, and will require both demand and supply-side measures.
From Hong Kong to Sydney: Asia’s Unaffordable Cities
Did Abe Convince Trump Japan Wasn't a Currency Manipulator?
February 16, 2017
Did Abe Convince Trump Japan Wasn't a Currency Manipulator?
Shinzo Abe is confident that Trump is on board with Japanese monetary practices.
Did Abe Convince Trump Japan Wasn't a Currency Manipulator?
5 Trends in China’s Real Estate Market in 2017
February 13, 2017
5 Trends in China’s Real Estate Market in 2017
China's real estate sector will boom in some areas, and struggle in others.
5 Trends in China’s Real Estate Market in 2017
While Trump and Abe Eye Bilateral Pact, Australia Keeps TPP Alive
February 12, 2017
While Trump and Abe Eye Bilateral Pact, Australia Keeps TPP Alive
Tokyo and Washington look to take the bilateral track but a slimmed-down TPP may still live on.
While Trump and Abe Eye Bilateral Pact, Australia Keeps TPP Alive
Russia’s Asian Trade Game
February 08, 2017
Russia’s Asian Trade Game
With the Trans-Pacific Partnership on pause, the Asian free trade landscape has changed. What does that mean for Russia?
Russia’s Asian Trade Game
Scandal-Hit Samsung Still Asia’s Top Brand
February 06, 2017
Scandal-Hit Samsung Still Asia’s Top Brand
South Korea can boast Asia's most valuable brand, but Japan leads on innovation.
Scandal-Hit Samsung Still Asia’s Top Brand
Trade Diplomacy, John Wayne-Style: Trump and the Future of US-APEC Trade
February 06, 2017
Trade Diplomacy, John Wayne-Style: Trump and the Future of US-APEC Trade
A John Wayne-style approach to international trade is a poor one likely to produce a poor outcome for Americans.
Trade Diplomacy, John Wayne-Style: Trump and the Future of US-APEC Trade
China’s Economy: The New Normal and the Virtuous Circle
February 02, 2017
China’s Economy: The New Normal and the Virtuous Circle
China has played its own economic game. Time to throw out the economic textbooks?
China’s Economy: The New Normal and the Virtuous Circle
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