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Kumtor: Kyrgyz Court Cancels $3.2 Billion Fine on Departing Canadian Mining Firm Centerra
May 28, 2022

Kumtor: Kyrgyz Court Cancels $3.2 Billion Fine on Departing Canadian Mining Firm Centerra

By Catherine Putz
The contentious saga of Kumtor Gold Mine is one step closer to completion.

Is Japan Beginning to Overtake China on Infrastructure Financing in Kenya?
May 27, 2022

Is Japan Beginning to Overtake China on Infrastructure Financing in Kenya?

By Patrick Anam
A closer look at the trends and differences in Japanese vs. Chinese lending to Kenya.
Myanmar Central Bank Orders Government Agencies to Stop Using Foreign Currencies
May 27, 2022

Myanmar Central Bank Orders Government Agencies to Stop Using Foreign Currencies

By Sebastian Strangio
The move is designed to strengthen further the junta's control of foreign currency flows, amid Myanmar's full-spectrum economic crisis.

Can IPEF Reduce India’s Economic Dependence on China?
May 27, 2022

Can IPEF Reduce India’s Economic Dependence on China?

By Niranjan Marjani
IPEF will have to contend with the same worries that led India to walk out of RCEP.

China’s Real Estate Slump: Underlying Issues
May 26, 2022

China’s Real Estate Slump: Underlying Issues

By Sara Hsu
Although the current approach will ease some major indicators, such as property sales and prices, they will not necessarily resolve the core issues.

America’s Pivot to Asia 2.0: The Indo-Pacific Economic Framework
May 26, 2022

America’s Pivot to Asia 2.0: The Indo-Pacific Economic Framework

By Mohammadbagher Forough
As long as IPEF lacks clear incentives, it will be hard to transform the framework into meaningful action.

Can the Eurasian Economic Union Survive Putin?
May 26, 2022

Can the Eurasian Economic Union Survive Putin?

By Catherine Putz
If the EAEU is simply an economic project, the current circumstances will strain its relevance as members suffer the consequences of close ties to the Russian economy.
Why Was Taiwan Left Out of the US-Led IPEF?
May 25, 2022

Why Was Taiwan Left Out of the US-Led IPEF?

By Yao-Yuan Yeh, Charles K. S. Wu, Fang-Yu Chen, and Austin Horng-En Wang
Taiwan wasn't part of the initial group of IPEF members, but there's still room for future participation.

Taliban Say Deal Signed With UAE Firm to Manage Airports
May 25, 2022

Taliban Say Deal Signed With UAE Firm to Manage Airports

By Rahim Faiez
However, the deal left more questions than answers, as Qatar and Turkey were in line to run the airports.

‘KKN di Desa Penari’ Becomes Indonesia’s Biggest Ever Homegrown Blockbuster
May 24, 2022

‘KKN di Desa Penari’ Becomes Indonesia’s Biggest Ever Homegrown Blockbuster

By James Guild
As Indonesian box office sales continue to rise, so too is the demand for locally produced films.

Southeast Asian Nations Roll the Dice on Biden’s Indo-Pacific Framework
May 24, 2022

Southeast Asian Nations Roll the Dice on Biden’s Indo-Pacific Framework

By Sebastian Strangio
The region has thrown its support behind Washington's long-awaited economic engagement plan, even as the specifics remain vague.
Biden Launches Indo-Pacific Trade Deal
May 24, 2022

Biden Launches Indo-Pacific Trade Deal

By Josh Boak and Aamer Madhani
The Biden administration’s IPEF formally kicked off on Monday with 13 member states.

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