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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.

What Does an Improved Credit Rating Actually Mean for the Philippines?
February 20, 2020

What Does an Improved Credit Rating Actually Mean for the Philippines?

By Ronald U. Mendoza
The first article in a two-part series explains why credit ratings make the rich richer but matter less to most Filipinos.

Coronavirus Deepens India’s Economic Chill
February 18, 2020

Coronavirus Deepens India’s Economic Chill

By Anthony Fensom
Key sectors in India’s economy depend heavily on imports from China, where production has come to a near-halt.
The Geo-Technological Triangle Between the US, China, and Taiwan 
February 08, 2020

The Geo-Technological Triangle Between the US, China, and Taiwan 

By Hannah Kirk
Taiwan is caught in the middle of a technological trade spat, one that might upend its all-important semiconductor industry.

Amid Virus Fears, Clock Is Ticking for Companies Dependent on China Imports
February 05, 2020

Amid Virus Fears, Clock Is Ticking for Companies Dependent on China Imports

By Associated Press
The 2020 coronavirus scare comes at an already difficult time for many Chinese companies.

Coronavirus: The Threat to the Global Economy
February 03, 2020

Coronavirus: The Threat to the Global Economy

By Anthony Fensom
From border closures to factory shutdowns, the epidemic threatens a heavy economic cost.

Major US Airlines Suspend Flights Between US, China
February 01, 2020

Major US Airlines Suspend Flights Between US, China

By Associated Press
American Airlines, Delta, and United all announced suspensions of service between the United States and China.

EU-Vietnam Economic Ties: Toward Win-Win?
January 31, 2020

EU-Vietnam Economic Ties: Toward Win-Win?

By Thoi Nguyen
While the actual impacts remain to be seen, the conclusion of economic pacts offer gains for both sides.
Protests and Pandemics: New Pressures Test Asia’s Resilient City in 2020
January 31, 2020

Protests and Pandemics: New Pressures Test Asia’s Resilient City in 2020

By Mohammed Shihab
Hong Kong survived previous financial downturns largely unscathed. Can it weather the double-blow of continued protests and the coronavirus?  

Countries Evaluate Evacuation of Citizens Amid Wuhan Coronavirus Panic
January 28, 2020

Countries Evaluate Evacuation of Citizens Amid Wuhan Coronavirus Panic

By Associated Press
A number of countries are considering evacuating their citizens from parts of China affected by the new virus.

What’s Next for Malaysia’s Meandering Economy in 2020?
January 24, 2020

What’s Next for Malaysia’s Meandering Economy in 2020?

By Shankaran Nambiar
A look ahead after a year when the economy seemed to be in a state of suspension.

World Airports Take Precautions After China Coronavirus Outbreak
January 24, 2020

World Airports Take Precautions After China Coronavirus Outbreak

By Associated Press
Airports around the world are taking steps to contain the new virus’s spread.
China Virus Outbreak May Wallop Economy, Financial Markets
January 23, 2020

China Virus Outbreak May Wallop Economy, Financial Markets

By Associated Press
China’s economy might face additional headwinds from a possible public health crisis.

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