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FINANCE

Stablecoins: The First Blockchain Consumer Product

With volatility often cited as one of the greatest barriers to cryptoasset adoption, stable-value coins pegged to common units of account such United States dollars…
FINANCE

Establishing an Asia-Pacific Cryptocurrency Hub

The initial coin offering (ICO) has become a viable if controversial means of raising capital and growing a user base for start-ups around the world.…
INCLUSIVENESS

Reckoning with Graying Asia

The past few years have seen workers in Asia becoming increasingly restive and concerned over pensions. Demands for reform have erupted into street protests in…
FINANCE

Waiting, and Waiting, for the Global Renminbi

“Great powers,” says the Nobel-laureate economist Robert Mundell, “have great currencies.” So where is China’s? In the years following the 2008 financial crisis, things seemed…
TRADE

Personal Business: Why Nigerian Traders Travel to China

Mr. and Mrs. Alhaji (names have been changed) are the owners of a successful textile wholesaling firm in Lagos, Nigeria. They import from a variety…
TRADE

Trump, China, and the Future of the Global Trading System

It has become conventional today to deride the World Trade Organization—with its patchy record of occasionally successful, but more usually interminable, negotiations—as the lowest common…
FINANCE

Global Markets’ Tepid Reaction to China’s New Opening

Soon after U.S. President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, met in Beijing last year, China announced that it would relax or eliminate…
FINANCE

Asia’s Financial Future is Green

As the global community grows increasingly concerned about environmental and societal issues, governments across the world are gradually transitioning to “green growth.” This involves aligning…
CITIES

Gambling on Success: Long Road Ahead for Japan’s Integrated Resorts

The way forward for legal casino gambling, or gaming, as it is known within the industry, in the Asia-Pacific is multifaceted compounds that include hotels,…
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

The New Economic Nationalism

The rise of international trade and free movement of capital, which facilitated the post-World War II period of unprecedented growth and prosperity, may now be…
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