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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.

India’s Flawed Approach to Bilateral Investment Treaties
December 04, 2020

India’s Flawed Approach to Bilateral Investment Treaties

By Abhishek Dwivedi
The model BIT of 2016 is vague, flawed, and offers little succor for Indian or foreign investors.

China’s New Weapon in the US Trade War: The Export Control Law
December 04, 2020

China’s New Weapon in the US Trade War: The Export Control Law

By Shannon Tiezzi
China now has an answer to the United States' Entity List. How will Beijing use its version?
A Tale of Two State-Owned Oil and Gas Companies
December 01, 2020

A Tale of Two State-Owned Oil and Gas Companies

By James Guild
COVID-19 has presented state oil firms in Malaysia and Indonesia with widely divergent challenges.

Foxconn to Shift Some iPad, Macbook Production to Vietnam
November 30, 2020

Foxconn to Shift Some iPad, Macbook Production to Vietnam

By Sebastian Strangio
Vietnam continues to be the big winner of the Trump administration's trade war with China.

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.

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