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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.

September 11, 2019

Echoes of United Fruit in Japan-Korea Trade Spat

By Justin Fendos
Should companies be legally responsible for the working conditions of their foreign laborers in other countries?

September 05, 2019

Is Southeast Asia Winning the US-China Trade War? Not So Fast

By Alec Lei
If the U.S.-China trade war continues or worsens ASEAN countries will also experience a bumpy ride.
August 31, 2019

Terry Gou May Run for Taiwan’s President. What Does His Foxconn Record Tell Us?

By Nick Aspinwall
Taiwan’s richest man is reportedly ready to declare his candidacy. Would he run the country like he ran his corporate empire?

August 30, 2019

What Does a Rising Baht Mean for Thailand's Economy?

By Phornchanok Cumperayot
A closer look at the economic implications of recent currency appreciation for the country.

August 23, 2019

How Indonesia Avoided Brazil’s Economic Fate

By James Guild
Two large, developing countries, opposite economic trajectories.

August 19, 2019

Trade Dependence and Politicization: Lessons From the Japan-Korea Conflict

By Jongsoo Lee
The trade spat has driven home the danger of overreliance on Japanese imports -- and not only for South Korea.
August 16, 2019

South Asian Countries Overlook Regional Economic Integration at Their Own Risk

By Mayaz Alam
Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka find themselves on the outside of regional economic initiatives looking in.

August 15, 2019

Asia Slowdown: Are the Good Times Gone for Good?

By Anthony Fensom
Emerging Asia has seen remarkably stable growth since the global financial crisis. Is that trend now coming to an end?

August 09, 2019

US-China Spat Tips Kenya’s Index to a Decade Low

By Tyler Roney
The U.S.-China trade spat puts more pressure on the China-Kenya economic relationship, already beset by BRI concerns.

August 08, 2019

India’s Shaky Shadow Banks Give Modi a Financial Headache

By Yigal Chazan
Non-banking financial companies have been hit by a liquidity crunch that threatens to starve many businesses of credit.

August 03, 2019

The IMF Repeats Old Mistakes in Its New Loan Program for Pakistan

By Shezad Lakhani
This wasn’t Pakistan’s first IMF bailout, and it won’t be its last – unless the IMF changes its approach.
August 02, 2019

The Four Asian Tigers Are Not Immune to US-China Trade War

By Chen Gong and Song Junjie
The negative impact of the U.S.-China trade war has spilled over to Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea, and Taiwan.

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