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How Close Is RCEP to Reality?
October 16, 2019

How Close Is RCEP to Reality?

By Luke Hunt
While progress continues to be touted, challenges remain to be addressed.

Can a Negative Decision at the FATF Bolster Hardliners in Pakistan?
October 16, 2019

Can a Negative Decision at the FATF Bolster Hardliners in Pakistan?

By Umair Jamal
Being blacklisted at the FATF could set back real progress in Pakistan.
Taiwan Can Profit from the US-China Tech War
October 15, 2019

Taiwan Can Profit from the US-China Tech War

By Victor (Lin) Pu
The Taiwanese government could seize the space created by the U.S.-China tech conflict.

Why Pork Pushed China to a Deal
October 14, 2019

Why Pork Pushed China to a Deal

By Andy Law
And what this says about a future U.S.-China trade deal.

Getting Digital IDs Right in Southeast Asia
October 12, 2019

Getting Digital IDs Right in Southeast Asia

By Nabila Hassan
Countries in Southeast Asia are racing to implement digital IDs, but governments must proceed with caution.

Is It Necessary for South Korea to Nurture Another Financial Hub?
October 11, 2019

Is It Necessary for South Korea to Nurture Another Financial Hub?

By Tae-jun Kang
Building an additional international financial center in Jeonbuk could simply be a waste of money.

Fixing Immoral and Abuse Global Tax Practices: The Problem of Illicit Financial Flows
October 09, 2019

Fixing Immoral and Abuse Global Tax Practices: The Problem of Illicit Financial Flows

By Matti Kohonen and Sakshi Rai
Illicit financial flows are costing developing countries billions in tax revenue.
Sea of Japan Collision Incident Highlights North Korean Illegal Fishing Activities
October 08, 2019

Sea of Japan Collision Incident Highlights North Korean Illegal Fishing Activities

By Ankit Panda
A collision between a Japanese patrol boat and a North Korean fishing trawler highlights the risks.

Malaysia Fines 80 Entities for Alleged 1MDB Payments
October 07, 2019

Malaysia Fines 80 Entities for Alleged 1MDB Payments

By Associated Press
The country’s anti-graft agency has ordered 80 people and groups to pay fines totaling about $100 million.

Will Japan’s Latest Consumption Tax Hike Cause an Economic Slowdown? 
October 04, 2019

Will Japan’s Latest Consumption Tax Hike Cause an Economic Slowdown? 

By Thisanka Siripala
Despite global economic turmoil, the new tax rebate fails to sweeten the governments unpopular tax increase. 

Europe’s Next Move and the US-China Standoff
October 04, 2019

Europe’s Next Move and the US-China Standoff

By Brigitte Dekker and Maaike Okano-Heijmans
In the face of the US-China trade-tech standoff, there’s need for EU action.
The Macro Challenges in Cambodia’s Microfinance Sector
October 03, 2019

The Macro Challenges in Cambodia’s Microfinance Sector

By David Hutt
A closer look at an alarming trend.

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