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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.

Britain in the Trans-Pacific Partnership After Brexit?
November 12, 2019

Britain in the Trans-Pacific Partnership After Brexit?

By Michito Tsuruoka
It’s complicated.

Beijing Says China, US to Lift Tariff Hikes as Talks Advance
November 08, 2019

Beijing Says China, US to Lift Tariff Hikes as Talks Advance

By Associated Press
The agreement would address one of China's main demands: the removal of tariffs before negotiations progress further.
Asian Mega-Trade Deal Pushes Ahead, But India Drops out
November 05, 2019

Asian Mega-Trade Deal Pushes Ahead, But India Drops out

By Associated Press
RCEP may finally get over the finish line – but only because one of its major participants has decided not to join.

WTO Authorizes China to Hit US With $3.6 Billion in Sanctions
November 02, 2019

WTO Authorizes China to Hit US With $3.6 Billion in Sanctions

By Associated Press
China gets the greenlight to penalize the U.S. for Obama-era anti-dumping duties.

Chile Announces Cancellation of 2019 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit
October 31, 2019

Chile Announces Cancellation of 2019 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit

By Ankit Panda
The 2019 APEC summit was meant to provide a venue for a Trump-Xi encounter on trade.

China’s Economic Slowdown Deepens, Weighing on Global Growth
October 18, 2019

China’s Economic Slowdown Deepens, Weighing on Global Growth

By Associated Press
The slowdown in China, the world's biggest trader, has global repercussions.

The Investment War With China
October 18, 2019

The Investment War With China

By Jean-Marc F. Blanchard
Part one of this broader examination takes stock of Chinese stocks and the ramifications of delisting.
Fixing Immoral and Abuse Global Tax Practices: The Problem of Illicit Financial Flows
October 09, 2019

Fixing Immoral and Abuse Global Tax Practices: The Problem of Illicit Financial Flows

By Matti Kohonen and Sakshi Rai
Illicit financial flows are costing developing countries billions in tax revenue.

Echoes of United Fruit in Japan-Korea Trade Spat
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?

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

Terry Gou May Run for Taiwan’s President. What Does His Foxconn Record Tell Us?
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?
What Does a Rising Baht Mean for Thailand's Economy?
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.

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