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Is Turkmenistan the Next Central Asian Tiger?
July 15, 2014
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?
July 10, 2014
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
July 03, 2014
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
May 23, 2014
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
May 14, 2014
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
May 13, 2014
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
April 29, 2014
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?
April 24, 2014
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?
The Renminbi Goes Abroad
April 24, 2014
The Renminbi Goes Abroad
The internationalization of China’s currency is underway, albeit with some important hurdles still to clear.
The Renminbi Goes Abroad
China’s Delicate Pursuit of Natural Gas
April 15, 2014
China’s Delicate Pursuit of Natural Gas
As it seeks to reduce its dependence on coal, Beijing’s return to the Silk Road raises some unfamiliar security concerns.
China’s Delicate Pursuit of Natural Gas
Can China Become a High-Income Economy?
April 11, 2014
Can China Become a High-Income Economy?
The IMF thinks so, but some challenging reforms will be needed if China is to avoid the middle-income trap.
Can China Become a High-Income Economy?
China: Avoiding the Minsky Moment
April 10, 2014
China: Avoiding the Minsky Moment
Troubling signs have been emerging in China's shadow banking sector. The government is responding.
China: Avoiding the Minsky Moment
Australia and Japan Conclude Free Trade Deal
April 08, 2014
Australia and Japan Conclude Free Trade Deal
After seven years of negotiation, the two countries have concluded a ‘historic’ Economic Partnership Agreement.
Australia and Japan Conclude Free Trade Deal
Cambodia Leads Doubts Over AEC
April 07, 2014
Cambodia Leads Doubts Over AEC
Hopes that the ASEAN Economic Community will be ready to launch on time look increasingly ambitious.
Cambodia Leads Doubts Over AEC
Oliver Stuenkel
April 03, 2014
Oliver Stuenkel
The Diplomat’s Justin McDonnell speaks with Oliver Stuenkel, a non-resident fellow at the Global Public Policy Institute, about the recent economic performance of the BRICS, their response to the crisis in Crimea, the upcoming BRICS Summit and the rising voice of emerging economies.
Oliver Stuenkel
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