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Asia Pacific Natural resources and energy Under The Radar

Under the Radar: How sandalwood is transforming crime and commerce in Asia

The boom in sandalwood prices is creating opportunities in Australia, India and beyond but high prices are also driving a boom in crime as well.

Economics South and Central Asia

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.

Economics International Outlook for 2017

2017 Preview: Despite Trump and Brexit, opportunities for trade persist

Brexit and Trump’s win do not bode well for global trade in 2017. Yet China and other emerging markets may benefit from anti-globalization in the West.

Asia Pacific Europe

Assessing the outcome of the “Hot Springs Summit”

Despite a lack of breakthrough on the return of the Kuril Islands, Abe likely came away with more to help Japan in light of its interests down the road.

North America Politics

Silicon Valley and New Delhi fear Trump’s visa policy

President-elect Donald Trump has promised to investigate and restrict working visas to the US, especially the H1-B visas often used by Silicon Valley.

Economics International

The economic implications of global water scarcity

Water is vital to human existence — and a big concern for policymakers, business leaders, and economists is its heightened scarcity.

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.

Asia Pacific Politics

BRICS caught between India and China

The 8th BRICS summit, held in Goa, once again exposed geopolitical fault lines which divide the diverse grouping — most notably between India and China.

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 Europe

Russia’s coal expansion is running out of steam

Despite changing markets, Russia is betting on coal consumption as it moves to develop its eastern regions and pivot from Europe. Will the strategy work?