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India Noncommittal on the Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment
August 09, 2022

India Noncommittal on the Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
India’s tepid response to the PGII seems odd given Delhi’s opposition to the BRI, which the new G-7 initiative seeks to counter.

Why Does Indonesia’s Bank Jago Have Such a High Valuation?
August 09, 2022

Why Does Indonesia’s Bank Jago Have Such a High Valuation?

By James Guild
The strong track record of the bank's leadership, and the broader optimism about the future of digital banking in Indonesia, have combined to raise investors' expectations.
Will Reform of Nepal’s Civil Aviation Authority Ever Take Off?
August 09, 2022

Will Reform of Nepal’s Civil Aviation Authority Ever Take Off?

By Santosh Sharma Poudel
The country’s aviation safety and tourism sector will remain grounded so long as vested interests stand in the way of necessary legislation.

Energy Crisis From Ukraine War: Impacts on China and India
August 08, 2022

Energy Crisis From Ukraine War: Impacts on China and India

By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Craig Kennedy.

China’s Low-Growth Zero-COVID Policy Signals Transition Away From Reform Period
August 08, 2022

China’s Low-Growth Zero-COVID Policy Signals Transition Away From Reform Period

By Sara Hsu
China’s days of encouraging economic growth at any cost are over.

Pacific Rim Economies in Doldrums, Sapped by Inflation, War
August 06, 2022

Pacific Rim Economies in Doldrums, Sapped by Inflation, War

By Elaine Kurtenbach
Most economies in the region are just beginning to fully emerge from border closures and other pandemic-related precautions. 

Bangladesh Tightens Its Belt as Forex Crisis Looms
August 04, 2022

Bangladesh Tightens Its Belt as Forex Crisis Looms

By Shafi Md Mostofa
In addition to seeking a $4.5 billion loan from the IMF, the government is taking measures to cut down on foreign exchange spending.
Sri Lanka Leader Proposes 25-year Plan for Crisis-hit Nation
August 03, 2022

Sri Lanka Leader Proposes 25-year Plan for Crisis-hit Nation

By Krishan Francis
Wickremesinghe said the government's aim is to create a surplus in the primary budget by the year 2025 and to bring down public debt.

Understanding China’s Role in Sri Lanka’s Debt Restructuring Efforts
August 02, 2022

Understanding China’s Role in Sri Lanka’s Debt Restructuring Efforts

By Aquilah Latiff and Anushka Wijesinha
China's general approach to debt distress is to seek bespoke negotiations and preferential treatment – something that Sri Lanka must avoid at all costs.

Rodrigo Duterte’s Economic Legacy in the Philippines
August 02, 2022

Rodrigo Duterte’s Economic Legacy in the Philippines

By James Guild
He came to office in 2016 with a promise to "Build, Build, Build." How do Duterte's economic achievements stack up?

How Does Turkmen Cotton, Produced With Forced Labor, Enter Global Supply Chains?
August 01, 2022

How Does Turkmen Cotton, Produced With Forced Labor, Enter Global Supply Chains?

By Catherine Putz
Turkmenistan’s cotton industry relies on forced labor, but despite boycotts and bans goods produced from Turkmen cotton continue to reach global markets.
Lithography: The Achilles’ Heel of China’s Semiconductor Industry?
August 01, 2022

Lithography: The Achilles’ Heel of China’s Semiconductor Industry?

By Justin Feng
Dependence on foreign lithography equipment emerges as a growing liability for Chinese chipmakers in the face of intensifying U.S.-led export controls.

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