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Myanmar Coup Forced Sharp Downturn in Business: Report
May 07, 2021

Myanmar Coup Forced Sharp Downturn in Business: Report

By Sebastian Strangio
The first two months of the crisis wrought more damage to Myanmar's economy than a year of COVID-19.

China in Sri Lanka: The Colombo Port Conundrum
May 07, 2021

China in Sri Lanka: The Colombo Port Conundrum

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
Sri Lanka’s Parliament postponed discussion of a bill regarding Colombo Port City, but it is expected to pass.
Internet and Social Media Blackouts Are Hurting Businesses in Pakistan
May 06, 2021

Internet and Social Media Blackouts Are Hurting Businesses in Pakistan

By Shahid Afzal Khan
The internet offers Pakistan a path for sustainable economic growth. Government “security” policies must not get in its way.

Norway’s Telenor Writes Off its Myanmar Operation Amid Crisis
May 05, 2021

Norway’s Telenor Writes Off its Myanmar Operation Amid Crisis

By Sebastian Strangio
The firm cited a "worsening of economic and business environment outlook and a deteriorating security and human rights situation."

As China Ditches High Growth, the World Must Adjust
May 04, 2021

As China Ditches High Growth, the World Must Adjust

By Michael Hirson, Tsveta Petrova, and Rickard Nyman
Observers of China’s economy need to become more sophisticated in their understanding Beijing’s evolving and competing policy priorities as growth targets fall out of favor.

Vietnam Looks To Go Big on Transport Infrastructure
May 04, 2021

Vietnam Looks To Go Big on Transport Infrastructure

By James Guild
Investment in infrastructure is vital if Vietnam is to remain on the path to eventual high-income status.

COVID-19 Stages Another Comeback in Vietnam
May 04, 2021

COVID-19 Stages Another Comeback in Vietnam

By Sebastian Strangio
A recent spate of community transmissions is likely to delay the country's planned resumption of international tourism.
Northeast China: Still Waiting for Regionalism
May 03, 2021

Northeast China: Still Waiting for Regionalism

By See-Won Byun
China’s rust belt is a case study in how local conditions and priorities can clash with grand plans for economic integration.

Singapore, Malaysia Approve Compassionate Cross-Border Travel
May 03, 2021

Singapore, Malaysia Approve Compassionate Cross-Border Travel

By Sebastian Strangio
The plan is a prelude to an eventual reopening of crossborder travel, but a full resumption will be some time off.

Australia’s Message to Its Expats: You’re On Your Own
May 03, 2021

Australia’s Message to Its Expats: You’re On Your Own

By Edward Cavanough
Despite holding Australian citizenship, expatriates have been all but abandoned by their government.

As Drought Worsens Chip Shortage, Taiwan Fights Brain Drain to China
May 01, 2021

As Drought Worsens Chip Shortage, Taiwan Fights Brain Drain to China

By Nick Aspinwall
Taiwan, under pressure to alleviate a global chip shortage, is fighting a drought at home and recruitment of its engineers by Chinese competitors.
The Economics of the China-India-Sri Lanka Triangle
May 01, 2021

The Economics of the China-India-Sri Lanka Triangle

By Umesh Moramudali
Sri Lanka’s struggle to balance been China and India has a strong economic dimension.

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