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Finance South and Central Asia

Chinese currency management in 2017

China has exercised control over Renminbi valuation, but currency management tools are under stress. China faces challenges to its long term growth targets.

Economics International

New OPEC production limits yield winners — but will they last?

The core international group of oil exporters, OPEC, has imposed production limits that will bring many states economic gains — but are they likely last?

North America Politics

Election night: what to watch, hour by hour

A look at the polls to watch on election night in America.

Debate Corner North America Politics

October revelations impact the U.S. election

Living up to the promise of an “October surprise,” October 2016 has realized daily revelations with implications for the U.S. election.

Asia Pacific Security

Mr. Duterte’s Asia

Rodrigo Duterte, the Filipino firebrand president who has been known for his trademark public insults, has surprisingly announced an end to the US-Filipino military alliance.

Asia Pacific Politics

South China Sea claims will be elephant in the room at the G20 summit

When the meeting of the G20 is convened on September 4th in Hangzhou, its Chinese hosts hope to keep the conversation focused on the global economy.

Middle East/North Africa Natural resources and energy

3 reasons why an OPEC production cap is still unlikely

Despite a recent announcement that OPEC will meet in September, a number of factors mean that any deal to cap production is still extremely unlikely.

Economics North America

Consumer protection and China in Trump’s cross hairs

America’s Bilateral Investment Treaty with China and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau face considerable risks from a Trump presidency.

Brexit North America

UK needs to move fast to secure trade with the U.S

After Brexit, the UK must move quickly to secure both trade in good and services with the U.S. Are bilateral or multilateral agreements the solution?

Europe Security

How Turkey’s attempted military coup hurts NATO

Under Erdoğan, Turkey has increasingly become an obstruction to NATO and Western foreign policy implementation in the region.