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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.

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Uber’s Taiwan Operations in Jeopardy as Drivers Protest Rule Changes
April 26, 2019

Uber’s Taiwan Operations in Jeopardy as Drivers Protest Rule Changes

By Nick Aspinwall
Taiwan’s transportation ministry is set to pass a new regulation that Uber says could hinder its ability to continue operating in the country.
Green Shoots Sighted for Asia’s Economies
April 19, 2019

Green Shoots Sighted for Asia’s Economies

By Anthony Fensom
Growth projections remain cautious, but there are promising signs Asia may be snapping out of its slowdown.

An Oil Discovery Before Systemic Reform in Pakistan Would Be a Tragedy
April 18, 2019

An Oil Discovery Before Systemic Reform in Pakistan Would Be a Tragedy

By Max Frost
Pakistan needs drastic and systemic reform. An oil bonanza will enable the government to postpone needed fixes indefinitely.

In Myanmar, Jittery Investors Threaten Long-Term Development
April 17, 2019

In Myanmar, Jittery Investors Threaten Long-Term Development

By Tej Parikh
With investors shying away from a risky business environment, Myanmar's military will only increase its economic influence.

Asia’s Elections: Market Moving or More of the Same?
April 12, 2019

Asia’s Elections: Market Moving or More of the Same?

By Anthony Fensom
Predicting the economic impact of polls in Thailand, Indonesia, India, Australia, and more.
Now Is a Critical Stage for China’s New Energy Vehicles
April 11, 2019

Now Is a Critical Stage for China’s New Energy Vehicles

By Zachary Torrey
With government subsidies being slashed, it’s time to see if the industry can stand on its own.

The Risk of E-Commerce Provisions in the RCEP
April 04, 2019

The Risk of E-Commerce Provisions in the RCEP

By Eva Novi Karina
It is crucial that ASEAN members have the time and flexibility to develop appropriate national and regional regulatory frameworks.
Mamarizo Nurmuratov: Uzbekistan’s Unsung Hero?
March 30, 2019

Mamarizo Nurmuratov: Uzbekistan’s Unsung Hero?

By Peter Simon
The implementation of serious aspects of Mirziyoyev’s economic reforms have fallen to the central bank governor.

What Sri Lanka’s 2019 Budget Tells Us About Its Economic Health
March 27, 2019

What Sri Lanka’s 2019 Budget Tells Us About Its Economic Health

By Umesh Moramudali
In the aftermath of political turmoil, Sri Lanka’s government will be hard-pressed to manage debt and growth in 2019.

South Korea’s Economic Tipping Point
March 20, 2019

South Korea’s Economic Tipping Point

By Justin Fendos
Is it time for a Korean stimulus?

6 Trillion Reasons for Asia to Act on Gender Equality
March 18, 2019

6 Trillion Reasons for Asia to Act on Gender Equality

By Anthony Fensom
The OCED estimates that 7.5 percent of global GDP is lost due to gender-based discrimination.
Can Timor-Leste Move Away From an Oil-Based Economy?
March 06, 2019

Can Timor-Leste Move Away From an Oil-Based Economy?

By Joao da Cruz Cardoso
The government knows that it can't rely on oil revenue forever, but making the shift is easier said than done.

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