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Laos Seizes Record Meth Haul Amid Regional Production Boom
July 16, 2021

Laos Seizes Record Meth Haul Amid Regional Production Boom

By Sebastian Strangio
This week's 17 million tablet haul amounts to nearly the entire recorded seizures for last year.
Rising COVID Cases Obscure South Korea’s Economic Recovery
July 16, 2021

Rising COVID Cases Obscure South Korea’s Economic Recovery

By Kyle Ferrier
Just as South Korea's economy began to pick up steam, a new surge brought the tightest social distancing requirements since March 2020.

Why US-China Rivalry Might Be Good for Singapore’s Semiconductor Industry
July 13, 2021

Why US-China Rivalry Might Be Good for Singapore’s Semiconductor Industry

By James Guild
Global chip-makers are diversifying their supply chains to hedge against the risks of growing geopolitical competition.

Why the Indo-Pacific Business Summit Matters for India
July 13, 2021

Why the Indo-Pacific Business Summit Matters for India

By Sanchari Ghosh
The new platform is a chance to advance three of New Delhi’s key goals.

What to Expect From China’s New Anti-Sanctions Law
July 10, 2021

What to Expect From China’s New Anti-Sanctions Law

By Edward Lehman and Jed Rothstein
The law is vague enough to allow China maximum flexibility in implementation.
Norway’s Telenor Sells Myanmar Telecoms Operation to Lebanese Firm
July 09, 2021

Norway’s Telenor Sells Myanmar Telecoms Operation to Lebanese Firm

By Sebastian Strangio
The buyer was M1 Group, a Beirut-based firm with links to Myanmar's military.

Kumtor Saga Roils With Additional Arbitration Claims and Scathing Open Letters
July 09, 2021

Kumtor Saga Roils With Additional Arbitration Claims and Scathing Open Letters

By Catherine Putz
The fight for control over Kyrgyzstan's single most valuable asset has devolved into ugly public recriminations.
Illicit Enrichment Laws: Asia’s Ignored Anti-Corruption Weapon
July 08, 2021

Illicit Enrichment Laws: Asia’s Ignored Anti-Corruption Weapon

By Andrew Dornbierer
Laws targeting unexplained wealth exist in many Asia-Pacific countries but are rarely used. They should be dusted off to tackle the region’s rampant corruption.

Chinese Rideshare Giant Didi in Hot Water
July 07, 2021

Chinese Rideshare Giant Didi in Hot Water

By Eleanor Albert
Just days after a massive IPO, Chinese regulators came down hard on Didi.

The Curious Case of Garuda Indonesia
July 06, 2021

The Curious Case of Garuda Indonesia

By James Guild
The company's primary goal is not to make a profit for the Indonesian state.

South Korea Tightens Regulations on Cryptocurrencies
July 03, 2021

South Korea Tightens Regulations on Cryptocurrencies

By Troy Stangarone
Concerned about the potential for financial crimes, Seoul is tightening rules. Critics say it could force cryptocurrencies out of the market altogether.
Thailand Reopens Resort Island to International Tourists
July 02, 2021

Thailand Reopens Resort Island to International Tourists

By Sebastian Strangio
The government hopes that the “Phuket sandbox” scheme will lead to the revival of Thailand's tourist industry.

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