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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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Galaxy S5: What to Expect from Samsung’s Upcoming Flagship
January 18, 2014

Galaxy S5: What to Expect from Samsung’s Upcoming Flagship

By Vlad Andrici
Though not expected until later this year, the S5 could be 2014’s most anticipated handset.
China’s Bold $10 Billion Investment in Nigerian Hydrocarbons
January 17, 2014

China’s Bold $10 Billion Investment in Nigerian Hydrocarbons

By John C.K. Daly
While Western energy firms are reluctant, China is investing big in Nigeria. Will it pay off?

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo Rumor Roundup
January 17, 2014

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo Rumor Roundup

By Vlad Andrici
Leaked benchmarks put the unreleased phablet somewhere between the S4 and Note 3.

Asia: Home of the Free – and Repressed
January 17, 2014

Asia: Home of the Free – and Repressed

The region's economic freedom has improved, with some notable exceptions.

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact vs. Xperia Z1
January 16, 2014

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact vs. Xperia Z1

By Vlad Andrici
Has Sony Designed Flagship-Worthy “Mini” Handset?
World Bank: Global Economy Back on Track
January 15, 2014

World Bank: Global Economy Back on Track

By Anthony Fensom
Led by high-income economies, the outlook is good for 2014, but some risks remain.

Indian Inflation Eases Slightly
January 15, 2014

Indian Inflation Eases Slightly

By James Parker
But inflationary pressures built into the economy complicate matters for the Reserve Bank.
Showtime for the TPP
January 13, 2014

Showtime for the TPP

By John VerWey
The Obama Administration faces a daunting task getting any final trade deal approved by Congress.

Kashagan, Down But Not Out
January 11, 2014

Kashagan, Down But Not Out

By John C.K. Daly
The Kazakhstan oil field is massive, but getting it operating has been a nightmare.

NVIDIA Unveils Latest Series of Mobile Chips
January 10, 2014

NVIDIA Unveils Latest Series of Mobile Chips

By Vlad Andrici
The new Tegra K1 packs as much power as a PlayStation 3, but consumes fewer watts.

Vietnam’s Charm Fades
January 10, 2014

Vietnam’s Charm Fades

By Anthony Fensom
The country has some reforms to make before it can fulfill its long-term potential.
China Tackles Statistics Reform
January 09, 2014

China Tackles Statistics Reform

By James Parker
The chief statistician announces plans to tackle the country’s notoriously dodgy figures.

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