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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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December 06, 2013

People's Bank of China Issues a Regulatory Notice on Bitcoin

By Ankit Panda
The PBOC's move on Bitcoin does not bar consumers or private business from using the currency.
December 05, 2013

Korea-Canada Free Trade: The Thaw Begins

By Hugh Stephens
A number of obstacles to a free trade agreement remain on both sides, but there is growing incentive to overcome them.

December 05, 2013

China Increases Purchases of LNG on Spot Market

By Nick Cunningham
Responding to a growing pollution crisis, China is becoming a bigger player in the LNG market.

December 04, 2013

Australia’s Post-Boom Blues

By Anthony Fensom
New figures show Australia’s growth tapering, yet another test for the fumbling Coalition government.

December 04, 2013

How Corrupt is the Indo-APAC Region in 2013?

By Ankit Panda
Transparency International's 2013 Corruption Perceptions Index doesn't give Indo-APAC watchers much reason to celebrate.
December 02, 2013

IPO Changes Imminent in China?

By James Parker
A weekend statement by the China Securities Regulatory Commission suggests that a reformed IPO market may soon reopen.

November 29, 2013

Fab Phablets: Nokia Lumia 1520 vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 3

By Vlad Andrici
Nokia pits its very first phablet against the industry standard.
November 28, 2013

HTC M8 Rumor Round-Up

By Vlad Andrici
Recent benchmark leaks may shed light on the mysterious HTC One successor.

November 28, 2013

Instability Hits Thailand’s Economy

By James Parker
Markets take note of the escalating protests as the Bank of Thailand makes a surprise rate cut.

November 28, 2013

Philippines Economy To Survive Haiyan

By Anthony Fensom
Despite a terrible human toll, Haiyan is unlikely to derail the nation’s impressive economic performance.

November 26, 2013

Asian Economies: Tapering Bomb Still Ticking

The Asian Development Bank warns regional economies to prepare for an end to U.S. bond tapering.

November 23, 2013

Bhutan Goes Electric

The tiny kingdom’s capital city, Thimpu plans to phase out gasoline-powered vehicles.

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