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Economy

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka in Turmoil: An Old-School Economic Crisis

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

International creditors should facilitate renegotiations of Colombo’s debt and press for efforts by the new prime minister to implement stabilizing measures and reforms

Global

Can the World Trade Organization be Reformed?

Thursday, May 19, 2022

An examination of the prospects for reform of the global body and the governance of world trade.

China

Is Tax Policy Delivering Enough Support to the Chinese Economy?

Thursday, May 5, 2022

Will broad business liquidity support and efforts to bolster the labor market turn out to be necessary?

China

Weaponization of Global Finance: Implications for Asia and China’s Regional Role

Thursday, April 7, 2022

This punitive action will prompt economies in Asia to enhance their own mechanisms for support in financial crises and, over time, to reduce reliance on the US dollar.

China

Recipe for Disaster?: Implications of the Ukraine-Russia War on China’s Food Security

Thursday, March 24, 2022

Are China's current food security measures sufficient to counter the long-term impact of the Russia-Ukraine war?

Russia

Economic Sanctions Against Russia Could Put the World’s Future at Stake

Thursday, March 17, 2022

Are these sanctions as efficient as they seem or claim to be?

Global

How NFTs are Transforming Culture, Society and Financial Investments

Thursday, February 24, 2022

Skeptics have dismissed NFTs as absurd, while enthusiasts call them the wave of the digital future.

China

How China Will Implement RCEP: A Subnational Analysis

Thursday, February 10, 2022

An analysis of the provincial RCEP action plans which underpin Beijing’s grand strategy.

Indonesia

Indonesia’s New Capital: Can President Jokowi Secure a Legacy of Sustainable Development?

Thursday, February 3, 2022

How can Nusantara, which will cost around US$35 billion, be developed sustainably and responsibly?

Asia Pacific

Why MSMEs Hold the Key to Asia’s Climate and Inclusion Challenges

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Economies across the region will have to rethink trade finance, and accelerate the use of technology to drive inclusivity.

China

Supply-Chain Stress: The Pursuit of Resilience

Thursday, January 13, 2022

Supply-chain strains must be addressed with urgent action, but this will require the collaboration of various parties whose values may not align.

Africa

China’s Intensified Private Commercial Engagement in Africa

Thursday, November 11, 2021

There is growing evidence that private Chinese entrepreneurs operating in the continent do benefit from their connections with the Chinese state.

China

The OECD Has Brokered a Global Tax Agreement – Should Asian Countries Care?

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Why did the announcement of the OECD's ground-breaking global minimum tax proposal have little effect on markets?

Global

Climate Change, the Energy Crisis and Covid-19: A Post-Bretton Woods Solution for the Main Street Economy

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

A dual currency system would allow governments to control the sudden surge of excess funds flowing from the financial economy into the real economy.

China

Common Prosperity: A Conundrum for China

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Beijing now has to negotiate a trickier passage: meeting the ever-increasing needs of the people for a better livelihood and combatting uneven and inadequate development.

ASEAN

Prioritizing Women’s Economic Security in Southeast Asia

Thursday, September 23, 2021

This is especially pertinent in this time of economic hardship for many women in the region.

Global

Getting the WTO Back on Track: The Lengthening Global Trade To-Do List

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Another ministerial conference is approaching later this year and, with a new director-general at the helm, there are hopes for a revival in the global body’s fortunes.

Bangladesh

The Most Vulnerable: The Pandemic’s Impact on Bangladesh’s Garment Workers

Thursday, August 5, 2021

Workers are left at the mercy of employers, who laid off an estimated 10 percent of the workforce.