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Take alarm over China’s low productivity with a grain of salt

Take alarm over China’s low productivity with a grain of salt

WE HAVE heard the glib predictions of doom. China is growing increasingly less competitive. Will [...]

New president of Philippines will face a full plate of tough challenges

New president of Philippines will face a full plate of tough challenges

AS IT GEARS up for the sixth presidential election since its 1986 revolution, the Philippines faces [...]

Ghost cities a syndrome of China’s slowing growth

Ghost cities a syndrome of China’s slowing growth

VAST EXPANSES of unoccupied housing on the edges of China’s cities are testimony to the country’s [...]

China’s economic heft causes rift among Asean nations

China’s economic heft causes rift among Asean nations

THE ASSOCIATION of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) operates under the motto ‘One Vision, One [...]

Bangladesh juggles India and China as water levels rise

Bangladesh juggles India and China as water levels rise

BANGLADESH faces a host of deep-rooted social and environmental problems, writes World Review guest [...]

Greek port is spearhead of Chinese investment push in Europe

Greek port is spearhead of Chinese investment push in Europe

BEIJING’S investment outflows are growing fast, and Europe is one of their main destinations. After [...]

The view from Washington on intersecting interests in the Asia Pacific

The view from Washington on intersecting interests in the Asia Pacific

THE ASIA Pacific region can be geopolitically conceived as three intersecting circles of national [...]

Can China afford to relax its grip on the stock market?

Can China afford to relax its grip on the stock market?

Have China’s leaders given up on their commitment to move to a more market-driven economy? You [...]

Trinidad and Tobago: growth in the shadow of weakening Venezuela

Trinidad and Tobago: growth in the shadow of weakening Venezuela

The twin islands of Trinidad and Tobago have done a fine job of harnessing their oil and gas wealth [...]

China continues its clean energy drive in spite of plunging fossil fuel prices

China continues its clean energy drive in spite of plunging fossil fuel prices

AS THE WORLD’S top energy consumer since 2010, China stands to benefit economically from lower [...]

President Putin leads Russia into a bear trap in Ukraine

President Putin leads Russia into a bear trap in Ukraine

RUSSIA has changed the entire post-Cold War setup in the international arena, based on the idea of [...]

Poland strives to limit its natural gas dependence from Russia

Poland strives to limit its natural gas dependence from Russia

POLAND and other parts of Central and Eastern Europe are heavily dependent on natural gas supplied [...]

Somalia progressing but still many challenges lie ahead

Somalia progressing but still many challenges lie ahead

THE COLLAPSE of the Somali state in 1991 gave place to a decade of brutal civil war between clans [...]

Bid for South China Sea control puts China at odds with neighbours

Bid for South China Sea control puts China at odds with neighbours

CHINA is investing in a ‘modern maritime military force’ to protect the country’s ‘maritime rights [...]

Latin America needs better education systems to steer a course to more growth and democracy

Latin America needs better education systems to steer a course to more growth and democracy

TO CONTINUE improving their nations’ economic position in the global market, Latin American leaders [...]

China’s 'new normal' starts to fray as government reneges on promises

China’s 'new normal' starts to fray as government reneges on promises

FOR 30 years in China, economic growth has been king, an unofficial religion in a country where the [...]

Beijing seeks simpler solutions to beat water shortage

Beijing seeks simpler solutions to beat water shortage

MAO Zedong observed, after taking power in China, that ‘The south has plenty of water, but the [...]

Correa defiant despite tax hikes climbdown

Correa defiant despite tax hikes climbdown

PRESIDENT Rafael Correa declared victory on the economic front in a recent address to Ecuador’s [...]

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