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Australia, UK Reach Free Trade Deal
June 15, 2021

Australia, UK Reach Free Trade Deal

By Rod McGuirk and Danica Kirka
Australia is the latest Indo-Pacific country to reach a trade deal with post-Brexit Britain.

What Is the Indonesia Battery Corporation?
June 15, 2021

What Is the Indonesia Battery Corporation?

By James Guild
Blessed with abundant nickel deposits, the nation hopes to position itself as a global hub of electric vehicle production.
Amid Tensions With China, India Proceeding With AIIB-funded Projects
June 14, 2021

Amid Tensions With China, India Proceeding With AIIB-funded Projects

By Krzysztof Iwanek
Despite China’s major role in the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), the bank is a multilateral institution and thus New Delhi remains a deeply involved member.

A Long Road Ahead for the Philippine Economy
June 11, 2021

A Long Road Ahead for the Philippine Economy

By Nick Aspinwall
The World Bank slashed its growth projection for this year, indicating an economic recovery may take longer than expected.

In Cambodia, the End of COVID-19 Will Heighten the Economic Contradictions
June 11, 2021

In Cambodia, the End of COVID-19 Will Heighten the Economic Contradictions

By David Hutt
Corruption and inequality are set to rise as the country emerges from the pandemic.

Which Asian Nations Can Benefit From the ‘China Plus One’ Strategy?
June 11, 2021

Which Asian Nations Can Benefit From the ‘China Plus One’ Strategy?

By Sara Hsu
As supply chain diversification becomes the name of the game, some of China’s neighbors are looking to provide attractive alternatives.

World Bank: Uncertainty in Post-COVID Recovery in Central Asia
June 09, 2021

World Bank: Uncertainty in Post-COVID Recovery in Central Asia

By Catherine Putz
Although forecasts have improved slightly, the World Bank warns of considerable uncertainty when it comes to post-COVID recovery in the Europe and Central Asia region.
Bankruptcy Casts Shadow Over Cambodian Oil Extraction Ceremony
June 09, 2021

Bankruptcy Casts Shadow Over Cambodian Oil Extraction Ceremony

By Sebastian Strangio
Last week, the Singaporean company operating the country's only offshore oil block filed for liquidation.

Kazakhstan: Please Don’t ‘Politicize’ the Eurasian Economic Union
June 09, 2021

Kazakhstan: Please Don’t ‘Politicize’ the Eurasian Economic Union

By Catherine Putz
Let’s keep to discussions about trade, okay?

WTO to Review Malaysia-EU Palm Oil Spat. What Happens Next?
June 08, 2021

WTO to Review Malaysia-EU Palm Oil Spat. What Happens Next?

By James Guild
The EU is making efforts to leverage its market power to ensure that products entering the trading bloc are more environmentally sustainable.

Mirziyoyev Asks EAEU for Benefits Up Front 
June 07, 2021

Mirziyoyev Asks EAEU for Benefits Up Front 

By Umida Hashimova
Uzbekistan is an observer in the Eurasian Economic Union, but in a recent speech it’s clear Tashkent wants to see the benefits of membership before making the leap.
China’s Tech Companies Are Going Global – and Remaking China’s Image in the Process
June 04, 2021

China’s Tech Companies Are Going Global – and Remaking China’s Image in the Process

By Laura Grunberg
Chinese start-ups are no longer content to focus on the domestic audience, but are targeting global reach from day one.

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