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The 21st century is commonly referred to as the 'Pacific Century.' For such a prediction to materialize, the economies of the Asia-Pacific must lead the globe. What challenges will the region face? What nations stand to benefit most? The Diplomat's economics and business blog, Pacific Money, will try to tackle these questions and more.

The Future of AI Depends on Asia
February 29, 2020

The Future of AI Depends on Asia

By Helena Domashneva
Recent geopolitical, economic and epidemic shocks in Asia reveal the real value of the region in the global economy and its future impact on world’s technological development.

The Golden Opportunity: Indonesia’s Chance to Escape the Middle-Income Trap
February 28, 2020

The Golden Opportunity: Indonesia’s Chance to Escape the Middle-Income Trap

By Edward Parker
Education reform needs to be part of Jokowi’s ambitious economic overhaul.
The Trouble With India’s New Budget
February 26, 2020

The Trouble With India’s New Budget

By Alok Sheel
The 2020 budget falls short of expectations in several key areas.

What Would It Cost to Cancel the Tokyo Olympics?
February 24, 2020

What Would It Cost to Cancel the Tokyo Olympics?

By Anthony Fensom
 Cancelling the Summer Games over coronavirus fears would not be a fatal economic blow for Japan.

A Better Credit Rating Alone Can’t Overcome the Philippines’ Foreign Investment Woes
February 22, 2020

A Better Credit Rating Alone Can’t Overcome the Philippines’ Foreign Investment Woes

By Ronald U. Mendoza
Serious concerns about corruption, ease of doing business, and political interference scare foreign investors away regardless of credit rating scores.

What Does an Improved Credit Rating Actually Mean for the Philippines?
February 20, 2020

What Does an Improved Credit Rating Actually Mean for the Philippines?

By Ronald U. Mendoza
The first article in a two-part series explains why credit ratings make the rich richer but matter less to most Filipinos.

Coronavirus Deepens India’s Economic Chill
February 18, 2020

Coronavirus Deepens India’s Economic Chill

By Anthony Fensom
Key sectors in India’s economy depend heavily on imports from China, where production has come to a near-halt.
The Geo-Technological Triangle Between the US, China, and Taiwan 
February 08, 2020

The Geo-Technological Triangle Between the US, China, and Taiwan 

By Hannah Kirk
Taiwan is caught in the middle of a technological trade spat, one that might upend its all-important semiconductor industry.

Amid Virus Fears, Clock Is Ticking for Companies Dependent on China Imports
February 05, 2020

Amid Virus Fears, Clock Is Ticking for Companies Dependent on China Imports

By Associated Press
The 2020 coronavirus scare comes at an already difficult time for many Chinese companies.

Coronavirus: The Threat to the Global Economy
February 03, 2020

Coronavirus: The Threat to the Global Economy

By Anthony Fensom
From border closures to factory shutdowns, the epidemic threatens a heavy economic cost.

Major US Airlines Suspend Flights Between US, China
February 01, 2020

Major US Airlines Suspend Flights Between US, China

By Associated Press
American Airlines, Delta, and United all announced suspensions of service between the United States and China.
EU-Vietnam Economic Ties: Toward Win-Win?
January 31, 2020

EU-Vietnam Economic Ties: Toward Win-Win?

By Thoi Nguyen
While the actual impacts remain to be seen, the conclusion of economic pacts offer gains for both sides.

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