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What Does a Rising Baht Mean for Thailand's Economy?
August 30, 2019

What Does a Rising Baht Mean for Thailand's Economy?

By Phornchanok Cumperayot
A closer look at the economic implications of recent currency appreciation for the country.

China’s Central Bank Governor Warns About Financial Risks — Again
November 09, 2017

China’s Central Bank Governor Warns About Financial Risks — Again

By Charlotte Gao
Before his retirement, Zhou Xiaochuan has repeatedly sounded warnings about China’s economy.
World Bank Cuts Global Growth Forecast for 2013
January 18, 2013

World Bank Cuts Global Growth Forecast for 2013

While growth globally may not be ideal, Asia’s rise as an economic giant looks sure to continue.

More Money, More Problems in South Korea
September 05, 2012

More Money, More Problems in South Korea

A perfect storm of government debt, easy consumer credit and a culture of consumption could lead to economic disaster.

Despite Difficulties, China's Banks Are Unlikely to Crash
September 04, 2012

Despite Difficulties, China's Banks Are Unlikely to Crash

Competition and non-performing loans are likely to force weak lenders to merge with larger ones.

Can China Manage Its Economy?
January 21, 2010

Can China Manage Its Economy?

John D. Van Fleet thinks so, arguing that while the risks are real, some of the claims made by sceptics are suspect.

Smashing The Glass Ceiling
September 28, 2009

Smashing The Glass Ceiling

Where is the best place in the Asia-Pacific for female career advancement? Vivienne Stanton investigates.

China Emerges Stronger, More Influential from Global Turmoil
September 16, 2009

China Emerges Stronger, More Influential from Global Turmoil

Dalian, China – As the world looks hopefully to signs of economic recovery after a year of global financial turmoil and recession, many are turning toward China with renewed confidence, both as a potential investor and a promising new marketplace.

August 19, 2009

Future Trends

As the world struggles to emerge from the most severe economic downturn in decades, what does the future look like for key industry sectors?

June 18, 2009

Authoritarian regimes

In 1989, the year the Berlin Wall fell, Francis Fukuyama asked whether the world had reached ‘the end of history’.

June 18, 2009

Apocalypse Porn

When I checked in at Sydney Airport for a flight to Perth, the Qantas operative greeted me with ‘bad news’. Due to a technical hitch, there was – gasp – ‘no audio-visual’. I couldn’t have been happier. Forty winks was in my grasp. ‘Such a long flight,’ she lamented. Passengers were provided with a $30 voucher to buy books.

May 07, 2009

Hong Kong's Business Climate

Hong Kong’s strong institutional framework, location and flexible workforce have positioned it as an ideal place to do business in Asia, particularly as an entry into mainland China.

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