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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.

China’s 2019 Economic Growth Weakened Amid Trade War
January 18, 2020

China’s 2019 Economic Growth Weakened Amid Trade War

By Associated Press
China's growth continued to slow in 2019, but things might be looking up in 2020.

US Drops Currency Manipulator Charge for China Ahead of ‘Phase One’ Trade Deal
January 14, 2020

US Drops Currency Manipulator Charge for China Ahead of ‘Phase One’ Trade Deal

By Ankit Panda
The U.S. Treasury Department is pulling back its August 2019 charge that China is a currency manipulator.
Up In Smoke: Australia’s Bushfires Darken Economic Outlook
January 13, 2020

Up In Smoke: Australia’s Bushfires Darken Economic Outlook

By Anthony Fensom
In addition to the catastrophic human and environmental costs, Australia's fires will have a heavy economic toll.

How US-Iran Tensions Could Upset American Interests in Northeast Asia
January 10, 2020

How US-Iran Tensions Could Upset American Interests in Northeast Asia

By Francesco Sassi
U.S.-Iran tensions could backfire on U.S. interests in Northeast Asia, thanks to the rising importance of LNG in the region’s energy mix.

An Endgame for Beijing in the US-China Trade Negotiations
January 10, 2020

An Endgame for Beijing in the US-China Trade Negotiations

By Chen Gong
Creating a long-term mechanism should be the primary objective of U.S.-China trade negotiations.

Across Asia, Economic Outlook Precarious
January 09, 2020

Across Asia, Economic Outlook Precarious

By Catherine Putz
Slowing growth in East Asia is matched with small recoveries in South and Central Asia in the latest World Bank forecast.

Can Timor-Leste Achieve a Balanced Development?
January 08, 2020

Can Timor-Leste Achieve a Balanced Development?

By Joao da Cruz Cardoso
The principal idea of development for Timor-Leste should be the wellbeing of the people rather than economic numerical indicators.
The Investment War with China: Assessing American Pressure
January 03, 2020

The Investment War with China: Assessing American Pressure

By Jean-Marc F. Blanchard
Part two of this series looks at American pressure on Chinese outward foreign direct investment.

Trump Announces Signing Date for ‘Phase One’ China Trade Deal
January 01, 2020

Trump Announces Signing Date for ‘Phase One’ China Trade Deal

By Associated Press
The deal will be inked on January 15 in Washington, Trump says, and “Phase Two” negotiations will start soon thereafter.

New Year Resolutions for Asia’s Biggest Economies
December 31, 2019

New Year Resolutions for Asia’s Biggest Economies

By Anthony Fensom
How China, Japan, and India should look to keep their economies on track in 2020.

Asia’s Prize Winners From the Year of the Pig
December 24, 2019

Asia’s Prize Winners From the Year of the Pig

By Anthony Fensom
Bestowing end-of-the-year accolades to Asian economies.
Moon’s New Year’s Resolution for the South Korean Economy
December 24, 2019

Moon’s New Year’s Resolution for the South Korean Economy

By Kyle Ferrier
President Moon will have to fight external tailwinds to try and boost South Korea's economy.

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