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Latin American growth held back as leaders stumble

Latin American growth held back as leaders stumble

LATIN America has reached an inflection point. Recent developments suggest that parts of the region [...]

TPP to have profound impact on geopolitics in Asia-Pacific

TPP to have profound impact on geopolitics in Asia-Pacific

EAST Asia’s geopolitical future over the next 18 to 24 months will hinge on whether the Trans- [...]

IMF bends rules in risky effort to bail out Ukraine

IMF bends rules in risky effort to bail out Ukraine

ON DECEMBER 18, 2015, Ukraine announced it had no intention of honoring a $3 billion Eurobond loan [...]

Europe’s economic weaknesses risk becoming new crises

Europe’s economic weaknesses risk becoming new crises

EUROPE’S leaders have failed to solve the structural problems revealed by the crisis of 2008. Nor [...]

Myanmar can unleash economic potential if it ends ethnic conflicts

Myanmar can unleash economic potential if it ends ethnic conflicts

MYANMAR, also known as Burma, has seen decades of ethnic conflict and corrupt military rule stifle [...]

Cameron’s push may help EU break out of migrant welfare bind

Cameron’s push may help EU break out of migrant welfare bind

IMMIGRATION is one of the many pressing issues that European policymakers failed to resolve in 2015 [...]

India’s leader makes economic growth his top policy goal

India’s leader makes economic growth his top policy goal

The government of India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi is going into 2016 with two principal policy [...]

As ‘dollar bloc’ comes apart, policymakers brace for trouble

As ‘dollar bloc’ comes apart, policymakers brace for trouble

A clean break in the renminbi’s link to the dollar, which has existed since China started opening [...]

Zero interest rates discourage savings and help create asset price bubbles

Zero interest rates discourage savings and help create asset price bubbles

THE UNITED States Federal Reserve made news last week by raising its benchmark interest rate. [...]

Ending one-child policy will not stop China’s demographic decline

Ending one-child policy will not stop China’s demographic decline

WITH BIRTH rates far below replacement levels, China is facing a demographic crisis. The government [...]

Growing status of China’s currency will put pressure on Western governments

Growing status of China’s currency will put pressure on Western governments

THE INTERNATIONAL Monetary Fund (IMF) announced that from October 2016 the Chinese yuan will be [...]

Focus on Mongolia: finely balanced foreign policy brings growth and good relations (Part 2)

Focus on Mongolia: finely balanced foreign policy brings growth and good relations (Part 2)

OVER THE past 25 years Mongolia has pursued a ‘multi-pillar’ foreign policy, creating a [...]

Focus on Mongolia: finely balanced foreign policy brings growth and good relations (Part 1)

Focus on Mongolia: finely balanced foreign policy brings growth and good relations (Part 1)

MONGOLIA is a well functioning democracy and dynamically growing frontier economy – a rare [...]

Morocco’s tenuous stability stems from the authority of its king

Morocco’s tenuous stability stems from the authority of its king

MOROCCO’S economy has been held up as a success story – particularly when compared with other North [...]

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 [...]

Southeast Asia’s complex economic ties limit China’s sway

Southeast Asia’s complex economic ties limit China’s sway

NOW that China is Southeast Asia’s top trading partner, many argue that a new alignment of power is [...]

Brussels talks of unfair subsidies but may aim for fiscal control

Brussels talks of unfair subsidies but may aim for fiscal control

THE EUROPEAN Commission’s crackdown last month on tax privileges for multinational corporations [...]

Russia mimics France’s failed nuclear power strategy

Russia mimics France’s failed nuclear power strategy

ENERGY is a potent currency in geopolitical relations. For a good example, look no further than [...]

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