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March 27, 2012
Obama Drops the Ball on India
Indian firms should be a boon for American workers. So why has the administration been dragging its feet on trade deals?
Obama Drops the Ball on India
Canada’s Asia Fixation
March 25, 2012
Canada’s Asia Fixation
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper can’t seem to keep away from Asia these days. He has a decade of relative neglect to make up for.
Canada’s Asia Fixation
Canada Chases the TPP Holy Grail
February 25, 2012
Canada Chases the TPP Holy Grail
The Canadian government has been a late convert to the benefits of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. But will it be willing to make the changes necessary to fit in?
Canada Chases the TPP Holy Grail
Burma Real Estate – Boom or Bust?
February 03, 2012
Burma Real Estate – Boom or Bust?
With growing optimism that reforms in Burma are for real, property prices are soaring. But is the boom sustainable?
Burma Real Estate – Boom or Bust?
Economy Key to Burma's Democracy
January 31, 2012
Economy Key to Burma's Democracy
Signs that Burma’s economy is opening aren’t just good news for Western firms hoping to make some money – democracy in the country could depend on it.
Economy Key to Burma's Democracy
January 25, 2012
Burma’s Business Revolution
Burma won’t be making iPads anytime soon. But the country’s size and location mean that international businesses are still circling in hopes the current reforms stick.
Burma’s Business Revolution
China Set for Goldilocks Landing?
January 23, 2012
China Set for Goldilocks Landing?
China will likely manage a soft landing in 2012. But economic imbalances in the Year of the Dragon will challenge the Chinese Communist Party.
China Set for Goldilocks Landing?
China: Get Ready for Turbulence
January 14, 2012
China: Get Ready for Turbulence
China’s economic growth has been meteoric. But a tough global environment in 2012 could herald several years of severe economic turbulence in China.
China: Get Ready for Turbulence
Can China’s Consumers Save West?
January 04, 2012
Can China’s Consumers Save West?
China’s huge domestic market has long fueled dreams that once its consumers are unleashed, rising demand will help heal ailing Western economies. Don’t count on it.
Can China’s Consumers Save West?
Vietnam Facing Economic Crisis?
December 13, 2011
Vietnam Facing Economic Crisis?
With inflation soaring, Vietnam’s factories are feeling the pinch. Are a raft of government reforms too little too late to prevent an economic crisis?
Vietnam Facing Economic Crisis?
China’s Amateur Spying Problem
December 11, 2011
China’s Amateur Spying Problem
Many see China’s economic espionage as state directed. Actually, marketization of its defense and high-tech industries means there are plenty of freelancers.
China’s Amateur Spying Problem
If China’s Property Bubble Bursts
December 08, 2011
If China’s Property Bubble Bursts
The cooling of China’s real estate sector is good for the economy. But the government is right to be worried about the social consequences of the bubble bursting.
If China’s Property Bubble Bursts
Should Asia Try to Rescue Europe?
November 21, 2011
Should Asia Try to Rescue Europe?
China can’t be expected to lead a rescue of Europe’s teetering economy. But as the risk of pain in Asia grows, some kind of concerted effort is looking essential.
Should Asia Try to Rescue Europe?
Obama’s Vital Asia Trade Mission
November 13, 2011
Obama’s Vital Asia Trade Mission
If Barack Obama wants to ensure opportunities, jobs and a safer world for the United States then there’s nothing more important than his trade mission to Asia.
Obama’s Vital Asia Trade Mission
Occupy Wall Street Meets Dhaka
November 05, 2011
Occupy Wall Street Meets Dhaka
Occupy Wall Street protesters aren’t the only ones taking to the street over claims of corporate greed. In Bangladesh, angry investors say they’ve also been cheated by the banks.
Occupy Wall Street Meets Dhaka
Swimming Naked in China
November 03, 2011
Swimming Naked in China
With the Chinese government tightening credit, the massive leakage from the formal banking sector into the ‘shadow system’ ultimately risks sinking the country’s financial system.
Swimming Naked in China
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