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Japanese Firm Behind Catastrophic Oil Spill Pledges Compensation
August 13, 2020

Japanese Firm Behind Catastrophic Oil Spill Pledges Compensation

By Thisanka Siripala
As Mauritius battles to contain the spread of oil, putting a price on the potentially irreversible environmental impact will inevitably raise questions.

EU Slaps Duties on Cambodia Exports Over Rights Concerns
August 13, 2020

EU Slaps Duties on Cambodia Exports Over Rights Concerns

By Associated Press
The decision hits the "Everything But Arms" — or EBA — program that Cambodia has with the EU.
Corruption and the Fruits of Kleptocracy: The Saga of the Karimova Sisters Continues
August 11, 2020

Corruption and the Fruits of Kleptocracy: The Saga of the Karimova Sisters Continues

By Ian J. Lynch
For every international pariah like Gulnara Karimova, there are far more kleptocrats who remain free and able to indulge in the high life.

Taxing Times in Southeast Asia
August 10, 2020

Taxing Times in Southeast Asia

By Luke Hunt
Brights spots and where to put your spare cash amid the pandemic.

Will Tajikistan Ever Join the Eurasian Economic Union?
August 10, 2020

Will Tajikistan Ever Join the Eurasian Economic Union?

By Umida Hashimova
If Uzbekistan enters the EAEU, Tajikistan will have little choice but to follow.

China’s Stake in Bangladesh Is Overplayed
August 08, 2020

China’s Stake in Bangladesh Is Overplayed

By Adam Pitman
The China-India conflict has inspired more paternalism against Bangladesh’s rapidly developing economy.

Despite Pandemic Slump, Foreign Buyers Maintain Share in New Zealand Housing Market
August 07, 2020

Despite Pandemic Slump, Foreign Buyers Maintain Share in New Zealand Housing Market

By Joshua Mcdonald
The New Zealand housing market slumps by 30 percent but foreign buyers maintain their market share. 
The New US Cyber Policy Has Serious Bite for Chinese Firms
August 07, 2020

The New US Cyber Policy Has Serious Bite for Chinese Firms

By Chauncey Jung
Mike Pompeo’s announcement will hit Chinese internet companies at their most vulnerable spots.

COVID-19 Pushes South Korea Into Recession
August 03, 2020

COVID-19 Pushes South Korea Into Recession

By Troy Stangarone
Despite its capable handling of the pandemic overall, South Korea has not been able to escape the global economic fallout.

Australia to Make Google, Facebook Pay for News Content
August 01, 2020

Australia to Make Google, Facebook Pay for News Content

By Associated Press
According to Australia’s treasurer, “the future of the Australian media landscape is at stake with these changes.”

Are Australians Buying Chinese Goods Produced With Forced Labor?
July 31, 2020

Are Australians Buying Chinese Goods Produced With Forced Labor?

By Joshua Mcdonald
After recent reports laid out evidence that Uyghurs were being sent to work in factories around China after detention, Australian governments are reviewing some contracts.
The Internationalization of China’s Currency in Indonesia
July 31, 2020

The Internationalization of China’s Currency in Indonesia

By Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat
The RMB is gradually making inroads in Indonesia.

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