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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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iPad Air and Apple’s Pivot to China
October 25, 2013

iPad Air and Apple’s Pivot to China

China is set to become Apple’s most important market

Lumia 1520 and 2520: Nokia Enters the Phablet/Tablet Market
October 24, 2013

Lumia 1520 and 2520: Nokia Enters the Phablet/Tablet Market

Fans of the Windows mobile experience have been given two powerful new devices.

Bitcoin Booms, China Helps
October 23, 2013

Bitcoin Booms, China Helps

The Baidu imprimatur is proving a boon for the crypto-currency, which has features likely to appeal to Chinese netizens.

Malaysia’s Budget Woes
October 23, 2013

Malaysia’s Budget Woes

Prime Minister Najib Razak is under pressure to raise taxes to address Malaysia’s persistent budget deficits.

CCTV’s Misguided Starbucks Exposé
October 22, 2013

CCTV’s Misguided Starbucks Exposé

China’s state broadcaster comes under fire after it attempts to call out the coffee giant on its pricing.

October 19, 2013

Nintendo 2DS: A Budget-Friendly 3DS That Cuts Corners

Will Nintendo’s hinge-less 3DS without 3D be a hit or miss this holiday season?

China Doubles Down on Iraqi Oil Gamble
October 18, 2013

China Doubles Down on Iraqi Oil Gamble

China plans to boost oil purchases from Iraq by 70%, even as security in the country falters.

October 18, 2013

The Cost of Asia’s Energy Boom

Rising energy demand throughout the region will require some massive new investments.

October 17, 2013

Nokia Lumia 1520 Rumors: First Windows Phone-Powered Phablet?

Nokia’s rumored handset will go head-to-head with popular Android phablets.

China’s Economic Data: Complicated
October 17, 2013

China’s Economic Data: Complicated

In a big month for numbers on the Chinese economy, the picture is already looking decidedly mixed.

Australia’s Countdown to Free Trade
October 15, 2013

Australia’s Countdown to Free Trade

Prime Minister Tony Abbott is determined to conclude some long-running negotiations. Which country will be first?

Gold and Glass: Apple iPhone 5s vs. Sony Xperia Z1
October 11, 2013

Gold and Glass: Apple iPhone 5s vs. Sony Xperia Z1

Can the camera and build quality of the iPhone 5s match the classy Xperia Z1?

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