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Asia Pacific Economics

Chinese Lessons for Myanmar’s Gold Rush

China’s long-standing relationship with Myanmar offers lessons for newer investors seeking to capitalize on the country’s nascent opening. The United States has shifted its policy toward Myanmar over the past

Asia Pacific Economics

Chinese Liberalisation 2.0 Shifts Back to the Free Market

The People’s Republic of China appears set to begin a new economic policy that will place less emphasis on state planning and development of industry and more emphasis on the

Asia Pacific Finance

Keep calm over China’s surging shadow banking

Five years after the 2007-08 financial crisis, the term ‘shadow banking’ can still stir up a sense of fear, at least among investors in China. In January 2013, Shang Fulin,

Asia Pacific Security

Energy demand pulls China into regional security disputes

Chinese energy projects in Myanmar may lead to increased Chinese involvement in mainland Asian political disputes—with all that entails. With the recent completion of a major oil pipeline from Myanmar

Asia Pacific Natural resources and energy

Mining Industry at Center of Australian Election

Investors with exposure to resource extraction and related industries in Asia should watch the upcoming Australian parliamentary elections as they will impact the shape of the region’s economy. Australia was

Asia Pacific Technology and infrastructure

Adjusting to China’s global presence

Are Chinese policymakers aiming only to play a major role in the Asia-Pacific region in the coming decades, or do they harbor more extensive goals?  The answer to this question

Asia Pacific Economics

Sri Lanka rising from the ashes

Still emerging from a brutal 26-year civil war that ended in May 2009, Sri Lanka’s economy has experienced unprecedented growth and stability. The protracted conflict subjected the population to extreme

Asia Pacific Natural resources and energy

The Dragon looks North: China’s emerging Arctic policy

The future potential of an Arctic shipping corridor has caught China’s attention, as Beijing increases its involvement in the region. The Mandarin translation for the word ‘crisis’ is ‘危机’ (wei

Asia Pacific Security

U.S. Should Hedge China-Myanmar Relationship

As Myanmar gradually opens to the international community, the United States should remain cautious and hedge due to the role of China in the country. Policy Issue Myanmar, located at