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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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US-China Spat Tips Kenya’s Index to a Decade Low
August 09, 2019

US-China Spat Tips Kenya’s Index to a Decade Low

By Tyler Roney
The U.S.-China trade spat puts more pressure on the China-Kenya economic relationship, already beset by BRI concerns.
India’s Shaky Shadow Banks Give Modi a Financial Headache
August 08, 2019

India’s Shaky Shadow Banks Give Modi a Financial Headache

By Yigal Chazan
Non-banking financial companies have been hit by a liquidity crunch that threatens to starve many businesses of credit.

The IMF Repeats Old Mistakes in Its New Loan Program for Pakistan
August 03, 2019

The IMF Repeats Old Mistakes in Its New Loan Program for Pakistan

By Shezad Lakhani
This wasn’t Pakistan’s first IMF bailout, and it won’t be its last – unless the IMF changes its approach.

The Four Asian Tigers Are Not Immune to US-China Trade War
August 02, 2019

The Four Asian Tigers Are Not Immune to US-China Trade War

By Chen Gong and Song Junjie
The negative impact of the U.S.-China trade war has spilled over to Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea, and Taiwan.

US Says Latest Trade Talks With China Were ‘Constructive’
August 01, 2019

US Says Latest Trade Talks With China Were ‘Constructive’

By Dake Kang and Joe McDonald
The next round of discussions is expected to be held in Washington, DC in September.
Japan-Korea ‘Trade War’ Starts to Bite
July 29, 2019

Japan-Korea ‘Trade War’ Starts to Bite

By Thisanka Siripala
Escalating Japan-South Korea tensions, including a boycott movement, begin to hit the pockets of major Japanese brands.

Why Hasn't the ASEAN Economic Community Benefited From the US-China Trade War?
July 19, 2019

Why Hasn't the ASEAN Economic Community Benefited From the US-China Trade War?

By Shah Suraj Bharat
The AEC has missed a golden opportunity to accelerate its stated ambitions.
China’s Digital Payment Revolution: Lessons for Libra
July 16, 2019

China’s Digital Payment Revolution: Lessons for Libra

By Dongyao Nie
China’s cashless revolution shows the potential impacts of Facebook’s Libra project.

A Deeper Look at Vietnam’s Trade Deal With Europe
July 12, 2019

A Deeper Look at Vietnam’s Trade Deal With Europe

By Stuart Brown
The EU’s drive to become the defender of multilateralism promises further opportunities for Southeast Asia.

How Chinese Mobile Money Technology Can Mitigate Excess Sovereign Debt
July 05, 2019

How Chinese Mobile Money Technology Can Mitigate Excess Sovereign Debt

By Xiaochen Su
China could share its experience in fintech to help developing countries raise their tax income.

Cambodia and Vietnam in the US-China Trade War: Not All Good News
July 02, 2019

Cambodia and Vietnam in the US-China Trade War: Not All Good News

By Chen Gong and Yu Zhongxin
Both countries face opportunities, but investors cannot overlook the lingering risks.
Understanding China’s Bond Ratings
June 27, 2019

Understanding China’s Bond Ratings

By Kate Jaquet
Discrepancies between local rating practices and international standards pose a headache for investors.

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