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Asia Pacific Economics

Whose line is it anyway? The growing threat of China’s maritime presence

China’s increasing military and maritime presence in Djibouti is causing a stir, as its search for resources puts pressure on political stability globally.

Asia Pacific Economics

The Japan-EU Trade Agreement: Pushing back against protectionism

Japan and the EU have agreed to a trade deal that will eliminate the vast majority of both tariff and non-tariff barriers.

Economics North America

The path to future trade relations between the United States and Cuba

In late 2014, President Obama reopened diplomatic relations with Cuba after more than a fifty year freeze and authorized a broader array of travel and business activities with the island.

Economics Latin America

Will a peace agreement boost the Colombian economy?

The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC)’s insurgency has slowed down Colombia’s potential for economic growth for decades.

Asia Pacific Economics

Uncertain times, uncertain ties: Washington courts Vietnam amid regional tensions

Last week, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc of Vietnam travelled to Washington for a four-day summit, which is expected to further cement partnership.

Asia Pacific Economics

Three domestic challenges of China’s One Belt, One Road initiative

China’s One Belt, One Road policy is a major policy plan but the Chinese government must not neglect domestic challenges that could undermine its efforts.

Asia Pacific Economics

China’s debt situation: The next possible financial crisis?

China’s debt situation is not only growing in size, but also at a rate that economists and policy analysts feel is difficult to sustain.

Asia Pacific Economics

Japan cannot let go of TPP due to automotive industry

Despite the US pull-out from the TPP, Japan is likely to remain in the treaty to favour its automotive industry.

Economics North America

The potentially problematic nature of Trump’s tax plan

Upon closer examination of Trump’s recently released tax proposal, certain groups will benefit, while others may suffer economic harm.

Economics North America

NAFTA renegotiation: exercise in protectionism or opportunity for modernization?

President Trump will pursue the renegotiation of the NAFTA agreement, triggering potential opportunities and leading to renewed risks