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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 Will Need Transparency for Reforms
November 18, 2013

China Will Need Transparency for Reforms

Recent news reports underscore the need for progress on transparency if reforms are to really succeed.

Nexus 5 vs. LG G2 vs. Samsung Galaxy S4: The Best of Android
November 16, 2013

Nexus 5 vs. LG G2 vs. Samsung Galaxy S4: The Best of Android

How does Google’s newest handset compare with the top Korean flagships?

Abenomics’ Growth Challenge
November 15, 2013

Abenomics’ Growth Challenge

Japan’s new economic policies face a moment of truth as growth slows sharply in the third quarter.

Does Australia Have a Housing Bubble?
November 15, 2013

Does Australia Have a Housing Bubble?

Property prices have surged this year, but some analysts dispute the contention. Also, Kevin Rudd resigns.

Nexus 5 vs. Nexus 4: Should You Upgrade?
November 14, 2013

Nexus 5 vs. Nexus 4: Should You Upgrade?

Google has revamped its Nexus handset, but do the changes warrant a replacement?

Putin Revives Vietnam Friendship
November 14, 2013

Putin Revives Vietnam Friendship

A recent trip brings a flurry of deals, but suggests there’s more than just an economic dimension.

Pun Intended: Goldman Sachs 'Modi-fies' its Outlook on the Indian Economy
November 12, 2013

Pun Intended: Goldman Sachs 'Modi-fies' its Outlook on the Indian Economy

The investment bank’s report resulted in a blowback from India’s government.

iPad Mini 2 vs. LG G Pad 8.3: The “Affordable” Tablet War
November 10, 2013

iPad Mini 2 vs. LG G Pad 8.3: The “Affordable” Tablet War

Which of these reasonably priced slates offers the most bang for your buck?

Crunch Time for the TPP
November 09, 2013

Crunch Time for the TPP

Participants have expressed optimism, but it is clear that much hard work remains before a deal can be done.

Curves Ahead: LG G Flex vs. Samsung Galaxy Round
November 08, 2013

Curves Ahead: LG G Flex vs. Samsung Galaxy Round

Which of the South Korean electronics giants got it right?

S&P Issues Warning on Indian Economy
November 08, 2013

S&P Issues Warning on Indian Economy

The ratings agency has ramped up the pressure on the already beleaguered economic authorities to act on growth.

Taiwan-Singapore FTA
November 08, 2013

Taiwan-Singapore FTA

Taiwan takes another step towards trade’s big leagues by signing a new free trade agreement with Singapore.

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