Asia Pacific

Canada’s Indo-Pacific Strategy: A Model for Middle-Power Economic Engagement?

Thursday, July 6, 2023

A look at the economic component of the Canadian Indo-Pacific Strategy launched in November last year


Digital Currency Developments in Japan: Throwing Good Money After Bad?

Saturday, June 17, 2023

Japan, a stalwart of cash society, shifted to digital when the pandemic pushed payments into a new paradigm – community currencies

Asia Pacific

Beyond Technology – Boosting Adoption is Key for Central Bank Digital Currency Viability in Asia Pacific

Saturday, June 17, 2023

The adoption of CBDCs in the region depend on their value-added for business and end-users and the support from banks and payment service providers


River Relations: Thirsty Bangladesh’s Water-Sharing Agreement with India

Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Bangladesh is in the middle of both the stressed relationship between its neighbors China and India and the fraught Beijing-Washington global strategic rivalry

South Asia

Asian Innovation Hinges On Scaling Up

Thursday, May 11, 2023

An economist’s century-old idea might be the key driver in the next iteration of Asia’s economic innovation, writes Costas Markides of the London Business School

Asia Pacific

Geo-economics: The Force Shaping Asia’s Business and Government Strategies

Thursday, April 20, 2023

Hot wars, cold rivalries, the pandemic, financial crises, and disrupted supply chains – Asian businesses must adapt to a turbulent world shaped by geo-economics


Beyond the Geopolitics: Asia Should Address the Root Causes of Decoupling

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Countries and firms in Asia will weather the slowdown of globalization and the decoupling of supply chains if they adjust their strategies


Why Asia Matters: Understanding the Tectonic Shifts in the Global Financial System

Thursday, March 23, 2023

The importance of East Asian markets including China’s in the global financial system and their essential qualities are little appreciated or understood


Bank Failures in America and Europe – Asia Should Demand Accountability from the West

Thursday, March 23, 2023

Asian regulators should demand tighter oversight in financial markets in the West and closer policy coordination among global monetary authorities


In China, the Communist Party Centralizes Economic Policymaking

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

At the recent National People’s Congress in Beijing, the government reorganized mechanisms for the regulation and oversight of the financial system


Unexpected Consequences: How Bangladesh is Weathering the Economic Crisis

Wednesday, February 15, 2023

To revitalize the economy, the government adopted a range of measures which have had ripple effects that have intensified the socio-economic crisis


Partners in a Rules-Based Order – or Collateral Damage?: Southeast Asia and the US Geo-economic Strategy

Thursday, February 2, 2023

Washington's geo-economic strategy in the Indo-Pacific could prompt China to intensify its challenge to US dominance and damage Southeast Asian economies


The Boom, Bust and Future of China's Real Estate Sector

Thursday, February 2, 2023

The lifting of restrictions on developers and the rebooting of the economy with the end of the zero-Covid strategy might revive the property sector


Three-Dimensional Ambition: The Domestic, Regional and National Challenges for Hong Kong’s Greater Bay Area Integration Strategy

Thursday, January 26, 2023

Hong Kong faces domestic, regional and national challenges as it implements its Northern Metropolis Development Strategy to integrate with the Greater Bay Area

Asia Pacific

Asia’s Next Generation of CEOs Reframe Leadership Amid Volatility and Change

Thursday, December 8, 2022

Young corporate leaders in Asia are embracing new ways of leadership to cope with volatile times and ESG standards and practices


Vietnam’s Fast-Track Innovation Boosts Economic Ties with the US

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

James Borton of Johns Hopkins University says Vietnam's innovation strategy is a beneficiary of increasing US cooperation as Washington seeks to counter China’s rise


The Connections World of Asian Business Threatens Future Progress

Thursday, November 10, 2022

Authors Simon Commander and Saul Estrin argue that the close relationship between Asia's political elites and business dynasties will impede the region’s future growth


China’s Super Hydropower Dam and Fears of Sino-Indian Water Wars

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Beijing’s plans to build a hydropower dam in Tibet have sparked fears in Delhi. Oxford's Genevieve Donnellon-May proposes a joint river-basin governance framework