The De-risking State in Southeast Asia
By James Guild
Investors want high returns to be had in emerging markets, but they also want to lower their risk of exposure. Often, the state is the one expected to “de-risk” the investment.
Protests Erupt in Indonesia Over Fuel Price Rises
By Sebastian Strangio
Student groups and labor unions have pledged to step up demonstrations against the government's reduction of a fuel subsidy.
What a 25-Fold Increase in Turkmen Water Prices Will Mean
By Catherine Putz
Ashgabat is ditching water subsidies, with the savings to be directed into the country's energy sector.
UPA Promotes Direct Subsidies Payments
The Congress Party is promoting a plan for direct subsidy payments ahead of the 2014 general election.