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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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iPhone 5s vs. Galaxy S4: Flagship Showdown
October 04, 2013

iPhone 5s vs. Galaxy S4: Flagship Showdown

They are two of the best phones available, but which is right for you?

Philippines Increasingly Attractive to Investors
October 04, 2013

Philippines Increasingly Attractive to Investors

Moody’s follows S&P and Fitch in upgrading the Philippines’ credit rating as the economy continues to impress.

Asia’s Next Hot Markets
October 03, 2013

Asia’s Next Hot Markets

China has been the story of late, but look to Southeast Asia over the next decade, says a new report.

US Government Shutdown: Asia Reacts
October 01, 2013

US Government Shutdown: Asia Reacts

Asian markets this week have so far been mixed in their response to the US government shutdown.

Can Microsoft Turn Its Tablet Presence Around with Surface 2?
October 01, 2013

Can Microsoft Turn Its Tablet Presence Around with Surface 2?

Microsoft has announced two successors to its struggling Surface line. Will these ones sell?

Shanghai Opens Free Trade Zone; Internet Restrictions Remain
September 29, 2013

Shanghai Opens Free Trade Zone; Internet Restrictions Remain

Mainland China’s first FTZ opens, in what could be a milestone in its economic development.

Asia’s Sindex: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
September 27, 2013

Asia’s Sindex: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Not much sign of sloth in the region, but Asian countries have their indulgences.

Oppo N1 Proves Lesser-Known Smartphone Makers Also Innovate
September 26, 2013

Oppo N1 Proves Lesser-Known Smartphone Makers Also Innovate

The Chinese-designed N1 packs a rotating camera and a rear touch panel.

China and the TPP, Part II
September 24, 2013

China and the TPP, Part II

A further look at why the “Trojan horse” option might appeal to China when it comes to the TPP and TiSA.

China and the TPP: The Trojan Horse Option
September 24, 2013

China and the TPP: The Trojan Horse Option

China is thinking of joining the TPP talks. The more skeptical might question its motives.

Can Asia Survive the Fed?
September 23, 2013

Can Asia Survive the Fed?

The Fed’s decision to postpone the taper gives Asia’s beleaguered economies some breathing space.

The Pipeline From Hell
September 23, 2013

The Pipeline From Hell

Despite Iran and Pakistan’s strong interests in completing a gas pipeline, the project faces numerous obstacles.

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