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2017/02/15 | Chris Horton

APEC: Taiwan’s Most Important International Forum

Given the current cross-Strait climate, Taiwan’s role in APEC is arguably more important than ever, writes Chris Horton.

2017/02/12 | Matthew Phan

Interwoven with Banks: Shadow Banking in China

Deposit rate liberalization in China was a big step forward but the country still has work to do in improving transparency, loss-bearing and risk pricing in the financial system.

2017/02/09 | Hui Feng and Stephen Bell

China and 'Banking on Growth Models'

The key problem with China’s state capitalism is that it misallocates capital, is increasingly dysfunctional and is under-allocating credit to the private and household sectors.

2017/02/08 | Peter Wood

Chinese Acquisitions Undercut Taiwan, US Semiconductor Industry Edge

Taiwan’s position as a keystone of the global supply of semiconductors is strong, but rapidly eroding.

2017/02/02 | The Japan Times

OPINION: Beware Risks in China’s Economy

Japan braces for the impact of jitters in the Chinese economy.

2017/01/31 | Hannah Wurf

Xi Jinping, the Savior of Globalization?

Xi’s opaque ambition, combined with the weakening of US global power, means there will continue to be contradictory narratives around what he stands for - as well as some wishful thinking, writes Hannah Wurf.

2017/01/28 | Geoff Goodwin

BOOK REVIEW: 'Green Growth: Ideology, Political Economy and the Alternatives'

In 'Green Growth: Ideology, Political Economy and the Alternatives' editors Gareth Dale, Manu V. Mathai and Jose Puppim de Oliveira bring together a range of contributors to challenge the green growth paradigm and outline alternative approaches. This is a rigorous and compelling book that Geoff Goodwin recommends to all those looking to better understand our current environmental crisis.

2017/01/25 | Tristan Kenderdine

China Returns to ‘Bird in the Cage’ Economic Policy

Short-term policy changes in 2017 China will have lasting consequences for the greater Asia Pacific long-term economic forecast.

2017/01/11 | Mark Fabian

What Asian Development Can Teach Us About Happiness

Trends suggest that people in China had higher life satisfaction in the aftermath of the nationwide uprisings and crackdowns of 1989 than in the next two decades of rapid growth.

2016/12/15 | Sara Hsu

The Lengthening Shadow of China’s Banking Sector

China's shadow banking sector will continue to grow in a climate that is failing to integrate market forces into financial products.

2016/12/07 | Martin Parkinson

The Business of US Economic Diplomacy in Asia

Despite some shortcomings, the U.S. model of economic diplomacy is still the right bet for the region.

2016/12/02 | Paul Wingrove

Book Review: The Economic War Against Cuba

Salim Lamrani aims to explains some of the essential background to the U.S. economic sanctions against Cuba: their origins, their provisions, how they contravene international law, and how they affect the lives of Cubans. Although not detailed enough for an academic audience, this book does offer a short chronicle and discussion of some of the key events and consequences of more than 50 years of American economic sanctions against Cuba, writes Paul Wingrove.

2016/11/27 | Devanik Saha

India Drowning in Sea of Fake Money

Is India doing enough to detect fake notes, cited by the Prime Minister as a significant reason for withdrawing 86 percent of India’s currency, a process popularly known as demonetisation?

2016/11/22 | Ho-fung Hung

Trump Won't be Solely to Blame for Regression in China-U.S. Trade

China’s 'fat' SOEs already impede U.S.-China economic integration, argues Ho-fung Hung.

2016/11/21 | He Fan

Time to Wipe Out China's Army of Zombie Enterprises

For years, China's government and banks have backed unprofitable businesses for fear of mass unemployment. Now is the time to start feeling the pain before it becomes unbearable, argues He Fan.

2016/11/16 | Timothy Ferry

Living in a Virtualized World

AR and VR technologies are being lauded as the fourth wave of personal computing, but will scarce content and even scarcer components limit growth?