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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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China Faces Cash Crunch Again
December 23, 2013

China Faces Cash Crunch Again

By James Parker
Short-term borrowing costs jump as the central bank tries to reform the credit market.
Citizens Beware: Taxman’s Take on the Rise
December 23, 2013

Citizens Beware: Taxman’s Take on the Rise

By Anthony Fensom
Tax burdens look set to rise across the region.

Japanese Optimistic on Putin’s Intentions to Develop Siberia
December 22, 2013

Japanese Optimistic on Putin’s Intentions to Develop Siberia

By John C.K. Daly
Japan’s business community responds positively to new initiatives designed to develop Russia’s Far East.

India and China Lead Global Rankings on Materialism, Economic Optimism
December 21, 2013

India and China Lead Global Rankings on Materialism, Economic Optimism

By Ankit Panda
Indian and Chinese consumers lead world rankings when it comes to materialism and economic optimism.

Nokia Normandy: The World’s Fist Android-Powered Nokia Handset?
December 20, 2013

Nokia Normandy: The World’s Fist Android-Powered Nokia Handset?

By Vlad Andrici
Rumors continue to swirl, despite Microsoft’s pending takeover of Nokia.
China’s Energy Battle Damages Miners
December 20, 2013

China’s Energy Battle Damages Miners

By Anthony Fensom
Coal exporters could face a slowdown next year, but other commodities look robust

Apple iWatch: Hitting Shelves in 2014?
December 19, 2013

Apple iWatch: Hitting Shelves in 2014?

By Vlad Andrici
Don’t expect it anytime soon, but new rumors point to an iWatch by the end of next year.
Horror Budget Kills Aussies’ Christmas Cheer
December 18, 2013

Horror Budget Kills Aussies’ Christmas Cheer

By Anthony Fensom
Treasurer Joe Hockey delivers (comparatively) grim news with his mid-year outlook.

China Focuses on Local Government Debt
December 16, 2013

China Focuses on Local Government Debt

By James Parker
A key economic conference highlights Beijing’s concerns about the buildup of debt at the local government level.

Death Dealing Company Attracts Investor Interest
December 15, 2013

Death Dealing Company Attracts Investor Interest

By James Parker
Investors flock to an IPO by a Shanghai company specializing in the burgeoning death care market.

Telltale Games Announces Game of Thrones, Tales from the Borderlands
December 14, 2013

Telltale Games Announces Game of Thrones, Tales from the Borderlands

By Vlad Andrici
Two upcoming releases – one based on a smash-hit book and TV series – should keep gamers happy in 2014.
Galaxy J: Samsung Finally Embraces Metal
December 12, 2013

Galaxy J: Samsung Finally Embraces Metal

By Vlad Andrici
New handset combines the best of the S4 and Note 3, but it may be an Asia exclusive.

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