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India’s demonetization shock pushes Nepal closer to China

Frustrated by India’s failure to help address the fallout of New Delhi’s rupee demonetization, Nepal is turning to China for economic and security matters.

Natural resources and energy South and Central Asia

Is it too late for a Colombian oil boom?

The hoped-for Colombian oil boom may ultimately prove nonexistent due to a variety of endemic problems, including low oil reserves.

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 Power Brokers South and Central Asia

Indonesian president Jokowi: A reform-minded leader

Jokowi won the presidential election of Indonesia in 2014, making him the first president outside of the political and military elite.

Outlook for 2017 Politics South and Central Asia

2017 Preview: Southeast Asia is set to embrace more volatility

Southeast Asia in 2016 has been marked by busy political agendas, challenges by ethnic tensions, religious conflicts, and regional stability issues.

2016 in Review Politics South and Central Asia

Trends of 2016: Soft power, cyberwarfare, and Russia’s new foreign policy

The past year has seen the return of Russia to a prime position on the global stage.

Finance South and Central Asia Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Nepal in turmoil after India’s rupee demonetization

India’s rupee demonetization is severely impacting Nepal as Nepalis are left without recourse, with everything from pensions to tourism threatened.

Brexit Economics South and Central Asia

Contradictions of Brexit overshadow May’s India visit

Intended as a platform to deliver a positive, global statement on Britain’s future after Brexit, Theresa May’s trade mission to India ultimately underscored the dilemma at the heart of the post-Brexit vision.

Economics South and Central Asia

Questions remain for India’s Goods and Services Tax (GST)

As the planned implementation date for India’s potentially game-changing Goods and Services Tax (GST) moves closer, important issues still need resolving.

Natural resources and energy South and Central Asia

India-Pakistan tensions: Would India really abrogate the Indus Waters Treaty?

New Delhi has not ruled out the possibility of abrogating Indus Waters Treaty: what would be the consequences of such a move, and how likely is it?