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RIP King Coal?
May 04, 2013
RIP King Coal?
A slump in prices has seen a spate of mine closures and job cuts. Can coal bounce back?
RIP King Coal?
Gillard's China Moment?
April 11, 2013
Gillard's China Moment?
Although Gillard’s trip to China this week was praised for expanding Australia’s trade, tensions lurk underneath.
Gillard's China Moment?
China's Changing Oil Calculus
April 06, 2013
China's Changing Oil Calculus
China is expected to become the world’s largest oil importer in 2014 and Russia’s largest oil customer in 2018.
China's Changing Oil Calculus
Afghanistan's Coming Energy Boom?
April 04, 2013
Afghanistan's Coming Energy Boom?
Afghanistan’s Minister of Mines explained he expects the country to start exporting oil as early as this year.
Afghanistan's Coming Energy Boom?
An Uncertain Outlook: Commodity Prices
December 13, 2012
An Uncertain Outlook: Commodity Prices
Some are declaring the boom in resources as ending — the reality is a bit more complex.
An Uncertain Outlook: Commodity Prices
December 12, 2012
The Next Step in Burma's Economic Opening
While much about the country’s future remains uncertain, banks and accounting firms are moving in.
The Next Step in Burma's Economic Opening
India's African
December 04, 2012
India's African "Safari"
Although its interests in the continent are broadly similar, India’s engagement with Africa differs significantly from China. Will it prove sustainable?
India's African "Safari"
China's 'Image' Problem in Africa
October 25, 2012
China's 'Image' Problem in Africa
Beijing’s policy of “non intervention” was championed by African leaders looking for economic growth without political preconditions. As Africa’s politics change, is the policy obsolete?
China's 'Image' Problem in Africa
Don't Write the Obituary Just Yet: 'King Coal' Still Reigns
October 23, 2012
Don't Write the Obituary Just Yet: 'King Coal' Still Reigns
Despite its ‘dirty’ image and talk of renewables, coal still accounts for 40 percent of global electricity needs.
Don't Write the Obituary Just Yet: 'King Coal' Still Reigns
India, Australia Press Ahead on Possible Uranium Sales
October 10, 2012
India, Australia Press Ahead on Possible Uranium Sales
Nuclear cooperation will top the agenda of Australian Prime Minister Gillard’s trip to India next week.
India, Australia Press Ahead on Possible Uranium Sales
China Eyes Afghan Goldmine
September 28, 2012
China Eyes Afghan Goldmine
As NATO withdraws from Afghanistan, China is moving in. With over $1 Trillion in natural resources, the stakes are huge.
China Eyes Afghan Goldmine
September 07, 2012
"Resource Nationalism" Clouds Indonesia’s Economic Prospects
While protectionist measures are partly due to the upcoming election, they’re increasingly a fact-of-life in Indonesia.
"Resource Nationalism" Clouds Indonesia’s Economic Prospects
North Korea’s Six Trillion Dollar Question
August 30, 2012
North Korea’s Six Trillion Dollar Question
North Korea holds trillions of dollars in mineral resources. Unless it reforms its economy, it may never see much benefit.
North Korea’s Six Trillion Dollar Question
“Winner Take All” - A China Story?
July 23, 2012
“Winner Take All” - A China Story?
Dr. Elizabeth C. Economy reviews “Winner Take All: China’s Race for Resources and What it Means for the World”.
“Winner Take All” - A China Story?
China’s Achilles’ Heel
February 08, 2012
China’s Achilles’ Heel
With little in the way of force projection, China’s dependence on natural resources in unstable parts of the world could undercut its economic ambitions. There are limits to freeriding.
China’s Achilles’ Heel
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