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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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LG G2 Pro: Latest News and Rumors
January 30, 2014

LG G2 Pro: Latest News and Rumors

By Vlad Andrici
After a successful 2013, the South Korean tech giant eyes a successor to the iconic G2.
Google Sells Motorola to Lenovo in China’s Biggest Technology Acquisition
January 30, 2014

Google Sells Motorola to Lenovo in China’s Biggest Technology Acquisition

By J.T. Quigley
$2.91 billion purchase makes Lenovo the world’s third-largest smartphone maker.

China Punts on Financial Reform?
January 29, 2014

China Punts on Financial Reform?

By Zachary Keck
A number of developments suggest Chinese leaders are souring on implementing financial reforms.

China’s Economic Headlines
January 26, 2014

China’s Economic Headlines

By James Parker
With 2014 not even a month hold, some of the stories of 2013 are already back in the news.

Asian Firms Shine at Sustainability Awards
January 25, 2014

Asian Firms Shine at Sustainability Awards

By Anthony Fensom
The region’s companies have an impressive presence in the latest green rankings.
Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 vs iPad Air
January 24, 2014

Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 vs iPad Air

By Vlad Andrici
Should Apple be worried about the impressive South Korean slate?

Japan’s Nemesis Threatens Europe
January 23, 2014

Japan’s Nemesis Threatens Europe

By Anthony Fensom
As Japan struggles to contain deflation, the eurozone may see prices begin to fall.
Sony Xperia Sirius (Z2): What We Think We Know
January 22, 2014

Sony Xperia Sirius (Z2): What We Think We Know

By Vlad Andrici
Will Sony break the mold with the Z1’s anticipated successor – or offer a simple refresh?

Massive Credit Card Data Theft in South Korea
January 22, 2014

Massive Credit Card Data Theft in South Korea

By James Parker
Information on 20 million cards was stolen and sold to marketing companies.

North Korea May Have Two-Thirds of World’s Rare Earths
January 22, 2014

North Korea May Have Two-Thirds of World’s Rare Earths

By Zachary Keck
A new estimate suggests that North Korea may have more than 6 times the amount of rare earths as China.

China’s GDP Growth Says Little
January 21, 2014

China’s GDP Growth Says Little

By Derek Scissors
GDP figures – particularly China’s – are a flawed measure of economic performance.
Third Straight Annual Loss for Nintendo: Is it Time to Embrace Mobile Gaming?
January 21, 2014

Third Straight Annual Loss for Nintendo: Is it Time to Embrace Mobile Gaming?

By J.T. Quigley
After slashing console sales forecasts, Nintendo CEO finally considers smartphones.

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