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Chinese Investors Fuel California Housing Bubble
East Asia
Chinese Investors Fuel California Housing Bubble
Wealthy Chinese are gobbling up real estate in the Bay Area, but local opposition and an impending bubble signal danger.
Chinese Investors Fuel California Housing Bubble
Sovereign Debt: Eroding Japan’s National Security
East Asia
Sovereign Debt: Eroding Japan’s National Security
Japan’s rising public debt has implications that go beyond its economy.
Sovereign Debt: Eroding Japan’s National Security
Entrepreneurs: China’s Next Growth Engine?
East Asia
Entrepreneurs: China’s Next Growth Engine?
With shrinking growth and changing demographics, China is looking to innovation instead of cheap labor.
Entrepreneurs: China’s Next Growth Engine?
Asia’s Leaders and Economic Soft Power
July 31, 2014
Asia’s Leaders and Economic Soft Power
‘There is merit in exploring the potential of a collective soft power identity for Asia.’
Asia’s Leaders and Economic Soft Power
Breaking Through China’s Great Firewall
East Asia
Breaking Through China’s Great Firewall
Can the US and EU use the WTO to halt Beijing’s blocks on Google, the New York Times and other sites?
Breaking Through China’s Great Firewall
Thomas Piketty and Asia
July 29, 2014
Thomas Piketty and Asia
The West has been enthralled with Thomas Piketty’s bestseller, but his work seems less persuasive in Asia.
Thomas Piketty and Asia
Uber and Classic Asian Mercantilism
East Asia
Uber and Classic Asian Mercantilism
Seoul’s decision to ban a popular app is the latest of many examples of mercantilist policies in Asia.
Uber and Classic Asian Mercantilism
Is Turkmenistan the Next Central Asian Tiger?
Central Asia
Is Turkmenistan the Next Central Asian Tiger?
The country has been authoritarian and isolationist, but its reforms are beginning to show promise.
Is Turkmenistan the Next Central Asian Tiger?
Sri Lanka: Export Powerhouse?
South Asia
Sri Lanka: Export Powerhouse?
For the country’s working and middle classes, the Hambantota port development will have important consequences.
Sri Lanka: Export Powerhouse?
Central Asia’s Energy Rush
Central Asia
Central Asia’s Energy Rush
The region’s major powers are in a tussle to control its rich energy sources.
Central Asia’s Energy Rush
Russia and the Chinese LNG Market
East Asia
Russia and the Chinese LNG Market
China’s surging demand for liquefied natural gas should be a boon for Russia, but competition is fierce.
Russia and the Chinese LNG Market
China and Japan's Regional Economic Laboratories
East Asia
China and Japan's Regional Economic Laboratories
Special zones are designed to boost or reform economies, but could also help encourage stability.
China and Japan's Regional Economic Laboratories
India’s Trade Policy Options
South Asia
India’s Trade Policy Options
As the US pushes the TPP and TTIP, India needs to do a better job choosing its trade deals.
India’s Trade Policy Options
The Role of Economic Integration in Asia
May 03, 2014
The Role of Economic Integration in Asia
Kazakhstan’s foreign minister on the Asian Development Bank and the need to improve the region’s physical links.
The Role of Economic Integration in Asia
China’s Rare Earths Advantage
East Asia
China’s Rare Earths Advantage
An adverse WTO ruling will do little to upset the dominance China enjoys in this critical sector.
China’s Rare Earths Advantage
Why Can’t Vietnam Grow Better Rice?
Southeast Asia
Why Can’t Vietnam Grow Better Rice?
Although the country is a major rice exporter, the industry suffers from quality issues.
Why Can’t Vietnam Grow Better Rice?
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