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Managing the New Economic Normal in Central Asia
October 28, 2015
Managing the New Economic Normal in Central Asia
The causes of weakness and instability in the global economy are structural, a new World Bank report says.
Managing the New Economic Normal in Central Asia
South Asia Failing to Fully Leverage Urbanization
September 25, 2015
South Asia Failing to Fully Leverage Urbanization
The region's share of global GDP is low relative to its share of the world’s urban population, a new report says.
South Asia Failing to Fully Leverage Urbanization
Central Asia Must Unite to Revive the Aral Sea
August 25, 2015
Central Asia Must Unite to Revive the Aral Sea
Initial efforts to halt the devastating disappearance of the sea urgently need reinforcement.
Central Asia Must Unite to Revive the Aral Sea
Don't Forget About the New BRICS Bank
July 22, 2015
Don't Forget About the New BRICS Bank
The New Development Bank, which opened today in Shanghai, has been overshadowed recently by the AIIB.
Don't Forget About the New BRICS Bank
World Bank Hype Over China’s Financial Sector
July 10, 2015
World Bank Hype Over China’s Financial Sector
It is true that China’s financial sector needs an overhaul, but it is not in the jeopardy that some have implied.
World Bank Hype Over China’s Financial Sector
Meet the Likely President of the AIIB
July 06, 2015
Meet the Likely President of the AIIB
This Chinese official is likely to be the first president of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB).
Meet the Likely President of the AIIB
Approved: Additional World Bank Funds for Tajikistan
June 23, 2015
Approved: Additional World Bank Funds for Tajikistan
The $12 million in additional financing is for temporary employment, with no word on long term solutions.
Approved: Additional World Bank Funds for Tajikistan
Central Asia: Neither Forever Young Nor Getting Much Older
June 17, 2015
Central Asia: Neither Forever Young Nor Getting Much Older
The median age is about 25 in Central Asia, but those who set policies are decidedly older and less reform-inclined.
Central Asia: Neither Forever Young Nor Getting Much Older
Tough Times Ahead in Tajikistan
May 27, 2015
Tough Times Ahead in Tajikistan
A recent World Bank report has a grim outlook for Central Asia’s poorest state.
Tough Times Ahead in Tajikistan
Kazakh Growth Rate to Bottom Out in 2015
May 11, 2015
Kazakh Growth Rate to Bottom Out in 2015
The recovery of the Kazakh economy depends on Russia and China.
Kazakh Growth Rate to Bottom Out in 2015
South Korea Joins the AIIB
March 28, 2015
South Korea Joins the AIIB
South Korea is the latest U.S. ally to join the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB).
South Korea Joins the AIIB
The AIIB: China's Just Getting Started
March 20, 2015
The AIIB: China's Just Getting Started
The AIIB's success doesn't mean that China has deposed the US -- but the game has only just begun.
The AIIB: China's Just Getting Started
The U.S. Should Not Fear Competing With China
October 30, 2014
The U.S. Should Not Fear Competing With China
With the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, the U.S. should not be afraid of a little healthy competition.
The U.S. Should Not Fear Competing With China
Under US Pressure, Major Countries Snub China’s New Regional Bank
October 23, 2014
Under US Pressure, Major Countries Snub China’s New Regional Bank
On Friday, China will officially launch its new regional infrastructure bank. Many notable nations will be absent.
Under US Pressure, Major Countries Snub China’s New Regional Bank
The Truth About China’s ‘Big, Bad’ Infrastructure Bank
October 16, 2014
The Truth About China’s ‘Big, Bad’ Infrastructure Bank
The focus on the US-China rivalry in the Asia-Pacific is missing an important point.
The Truth About China’s ‘Big, Bad’ Infrastructure Bank
China Needs to Get Busy Marketing BRICS Bank
August 10, 2014
China Needs to Get Busy Marketing BRICS Bank
A recent conference was a missed opportunity for Beijing to present the NDB as an alternative to Western finance.
China Needs to Get Busy Marketing BRICS Bank
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