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The US-China Trade War Is Still Happening
March 03, 2021

The US-China Trade War Is Still Happening

By Sara Hsu
Four years and a new president later, U.S. tariffs on Chinese products remain.

Sri Lanka Approves New Port Development With India and Japan
March 02, 2021

Sri Lanka Approves New Port Development With India and Japan

By Associated Press
Weeks after scrapping a deal with India and Japan, Sri Lanka says the pair can develop a different new terminal at Colombo Port.
Why Khazanah Nasional Just Bailed Out Malaysia Airlines
March 02, 2021

Why Khazanah Nasional Just Bailed Out Malaysia Airlines

By James Guild
Sometimes the state has an interest in controlling firms in critical sectors like transportation, even if they are hemorrhaging money.

After Pipeline Explosion, Russia Resumes Gas Exports to Kazakhstan 
March 01, 2021

After Pipeline Explosion, Russia Resumes Gas Exports to Kazakhstan 

By Paolo Sorbello
An explosion at a Soviet-era pipeline near the border between Russia and Kazakhstan shows just how intertwined the energy sectors of these countries are.

Why is Timor-Leste Still Unable to Diversify its Economy?
March 01, 2021

Why is Timor-Leste Still Unable to Diversify its Economy?

By Joao da Cruz Cardoso
Many changes are necessary if the country is to break the shackles of oil dependency and build a more diverse and sustainable economy.

Focused US-Pakistan Engagement Is Better for Pakistan’s Economic Future
February 27, 2021

Focused US-Pakistan Engagement Is Better for Pakistan’s Economic Future

By Shezad Lakhani
Issue de-linkage is the need of the hour when it comes to Islamabad-Washington relations.

Is Taiwan a Ticking Time Bomb in the Semiconductor Supply Chain?
February 27, 2021

Is Taiwan a Ticking Time Bomb in the Semiconductor Supply Chain?

By Kevin Curran
The overwhelming reliance on Taiwan for critical supply elements creates a combustible situation for the global economy.
COVID-19 Has Widened South Korea’s Gender Gap
February 26, 2021

COVID-19 Has Widened South Korea’s Gender Gap

By Troy Stangarone
As in many countries, the pandemic has had an outsized impact on women.

Why Isn’t China’s COVID-19 Stimulus Going Directly to Workers?
February 25, 2021

Why Isn’t China’s COVID-19 Stimulus Going Directly to Workers?

By Xiaochen Su
The rationale (and danger) of China’s lack of direct financial support to the people during the pandemic.

Biden to Order a Review of US Supply Chains for Vital Goods
February 25, 2021

Biden to Order a Review of US Supply Chains for Vital Goods

By Associated Press
Over the past year, the fragility of vital supply chains has been revealed repeatedly.

Indian Businesses Need to Take Action on the Myanmar Coup
February 24, 2021

Indian Businesses Need to Take Action on the Myanmar Coup

By Angshuman Choudhury
Indian companies must suspend all commercial relationships with the Myanmar military.
Last Week Singapore Released Its 2021 Budget. What’s in It?
February 23, 2021

Last Week Singapore Released Its 2021 Budget. What’s in It?

By James Guild
In the aftermath of COVID-19, the city-state is characteristically looking to the private sector to get the economy moving again.

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