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Vietnam’s Metro Rail Lines Lumber Toward Completion
October 26, 2021

Vietnam’s Metro Rail Lines Lumber Toward Completion

By James Guild
The travails of the planned metro lines in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City offer useful perspective on the role of Chinese development financing.

India’s Tech Industry is Keeping the Indian Dream Alive
October 26, 2021

India’s Tech Industry is Keeping the Indian Dream Alive

By Akhil Ramesh
Tech unicorns like Freshworks are positioning India as a pioneer and leader in the world of Software as a Service.
The Economic and Security Imperatives of Scott Morrison’s Climate Commitment
October 25, 2021

The Economic and Security Imperatives of Scott Morrison’s Climate Commitment

By Philip Citowicki
There's a long way to go, but the Australian leader's pledge could reconfigure the public debate around climate issues.

With Strong State Backing, Australian Telco Purchases Pacific Network Digicel
October 25, 2021

With Strong State Backing, Australian Telco Purchases Pacific Network Digicel

By Sebastian Strangio
The deal is designed to head off the network's rumored purchase by a state-owned Chinese firm.

The Geopolitics Behind the New Zealand-UK Free Trade Agreement
October 22, 2021

The Geopolitics Behind the New Zealand-UK Free Trade Agreement

By Geoffrey Miller
New Zealand’s free trade deal with the U.K. might be about “building back better” – but it could end up being more about Beijing.

Storm Clouds Hang Over ‘All-Weather’ Sino-Pakistani Friendship
October 22, 2021

Storm Clouds Hang Over ‘All-Weather’ Sino-Pakistani Friendship

By Umair Jamal
Attacks on Chinese nationals working in CPEC projects in Pakistan have drawn China’s ire.

Myanmar Junta Asks Telenor Executives Not to Leave the Country
October 21, 2021

Myanmar Junta Asks Telenor Executives Not to Leave the Country

By Sebastian Strangio
The Norwegian telecoms firm is awaiting regulatory approval for the sale of its Myanmar operation.
Can Russia and Mongolia Replace Australia’s Coal Supply to China?
October 20, 2021

Can Russia and Mongolia Replace Australia’s Coal Supply to China?

By Bolor Lkhaajav
As China grapples with an energy shortage, it is increasingly looking to source coal from its northern neighbors.

Thailand to Cease Using Sinovac Vaccines After Supplies Are Exhausted
October 20, 2021

Thailand to Cease Using Sinovac Vaccines After Supplies Are Exhausted

By Sebastian Strangio
The announcement follows queries about the efficacy of the Chinese vaccine, the world’s most widely used COVID-19 jab.

Investors Spooked by Myanmar Crisis as Economy Braces for Free Fall
October 20, 2021

Investors Spooked by Myanmar Crisis as Economy Braces for Free Fall

By Dominic Oo and John Liu
The February coup has rapidly unwound a decade of economic progress, while foreign investors are headed for the exits.

Economy on the Brink, Taliban Rely on Former Technocrats
October 19, 2021

Economy on the Brink, Taliban Rely on Former Technocrats

By Samya Kullab
"Why would I expect them to understand international monetary policy?” one official said of the Taliban.
Breaking Down Indonesia’s 2022 State Budget
October 19, 2021

Breaking Down Indonesia’s 2022 State Budget

By James Guild
In 2022, the state intends to continue its robust spending on the areas most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic: health and social assistance.

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