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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.

A Financial Alliance Won’t Help China and Russia Dethrone the US Dollar
November 26, 2020

A Financial Alliance Won’t Help China and Russia Dethrone the US Dollar

By Francis Shin
Even a joint effort from China and Russia won’t be enough to shield them from U.S. economic influence.

Indonesia’s Sovereign Request Fund
November 24, 2020

Indonesia’s Sovereign Request Fund

By James Guild
Indonesia's ambitious plans for a sovereign wealth fund have raised more questions than they have answered.
The Long-Term Implications of Ant Group’s Delayed IPO
November 20, 2020

The Long-Term Implications of Ant Group’s Delayed IPO

By Pan Yuanyuan
In the long run, the regulation of Ant Group will contribute to a more stable – and thus more favorable – business environment in China.

Taiwan, Frozen Out of RCEP, Explores Trade Agreement Options With US
November 19, 2020

Taiwan, Frozen Out of RCEP, Explores Trade Agreement Options With US

By Nick Aspinwall
Taiwan reiterated Sunday its desire to join the CPTPP, and negotiators are in Washington this week hammering out a potential free trade agreement with the United States.

Hong Kong, Singapore, Dubai or Nur-Sultan: Where is the Future of Asian Arbitration?
November 18, 2020

Hong Kong, Singapore, Dubai or Nur-Sultan: Where is the Future of Asian Arbitration?

By Joël Ruet
With Beijing spooking some investors in Hong Kong, other Asian cities are angling for prominence as arbitration centers.

After RCEP’s Launch, the US Urgently Needs to Rejoin the TPP
November 18, 2020

After RCEP’s Launch, the US Urgently Needs to Rejoin the TPP

By Ho-fung Hung
The geopolitical rationale was always there, but the creation of RCEP changes the narrative about the TPP and American jobs.

Are Robot Dogs Coming to Your Street Anytime Soon? Probably Not.
November 17, 2020

Are Robot Dogs Coming to Your Street Anytime Soon? Probably Not.

By Abhijnan Rej
Robotics firm Boston Dynamics is changing hands again, highlighting the difficulties of commercializing all-terrain mobile robots.
ASEAN, China, Other Partners Sign World’s Biggest Trade Pact
November 16, 2020

ASEAN, China, Other Partners Sign World’s Biggest Trade Pact

By Associated Press
The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership includes 15 Indo-Pacific nations – but excludes the U.S.

Israeli Semiconductors and the US-China Tech War
November 14, 2020

Israeli Semiconductors and the US-China Tech War

By Dale Aluf
With its strong tech industry, Israel has emerged as a rare beneficiary of the U.S.-China rivalry – for now.

Keep Trade as the Cornerstone of US-China Relations
November 12, 2020

Keep Trade as the Cornerstone of US-China Relations

By He Jun
Despite the “Phase One” deal, U.S.-China total trade is slipping in importance. That’s a warning sign for the bilateral relationship as a whole.

WTO Director Race: The Case for Yoo Myung-hee
November 12, 2020

WTO Director Race: The Case for Yoo Myung-hee

By Thomas Byrne
The South Korean trade minister could balance competing concerns from China and the US -- and make the WTO relevant again.
Asia-Pacific Nations Set to Sign Massive Regional Trade Deal
November 12, 2020

Asia-Pacific Nations Set to Sign Massive Regional Trade Deal

By Sebastian Strangio
The creation of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership will leave the U.S. sitting on the outside of Asia's two major free trade blocs.

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