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James Parker

James Parker has lived in Beijing for eight years and has worked at both foreign and domestic financial institutions. He is also engaged in consulting in the areas of international economics and international political risk, and teaches post-graduate finance courses for various UK Universities.

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November 23, 2013

Bhutan Goes Electric

The tiny kingdom’s capital city, Thimpu plans to phase out gasoline-powered vehicles.

November 18, 2013

China Will Need Transparency for Reforms

Recent news reports underscore the need for progress on transparency if reforms are to really succeed.

November 14, 2013

Putin Revives Vietnam Friendship

A recent trip brings a flurry of deals, but suggests there’s more than just an economic dimension.

November 08, 2013

S&P Issues Warning on Indian Economy

The ratings agency has ramped up the pressure on the already beleaguered economic authorities to act on growth.

November 04, 2013

China Solar Drama Continues

Do the authorities have the stomach to deal with chronic overcapacity?

October 29, 2013

China’s Venezuela Exposure

With Venezuala fast becoming an economic mess, China will need to think carefully about its already significant exposure

October 25, 2013

South Korea’s Currency Shows Strength

With many Asian economies under growing pressure, South Korea looks robust, if the won is any guide.

October 22, 2013

CCTV’s Misguided Starbucks Exposé

China’s state broadcaster comes under fire after it attempts to call out the coffee giant on its pricing.

October 17, 2013

China’s Economic Data: Complicated

In a big month for numbers on the Chinese economy, the picture is already looking decidedly mixed.

October 11, 2013

China Asks to Join the Trade in Services Agreement Talks

Beijing also takes steps to allay fears it is pursuing a “Trojan Horse Option.”

October 07, 2013

Airbus Takes On Boeing in Japan

A big order from JAL represents a significant step forward for the European aircraft manufacturer.

October 04, 2013

Philippines Increasingly Attractive to Investors

Moody’s follows S&P and Fitch in upgrading the Philippines’ credit rating as the economy continues to impress.

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