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International Outlook for 2017

Copper boom or bust? Here’s three countries to watch

Strikes in Chile’s copper mine and pending negotiations in Indonesia are amongst the most pressing factors affecting copper prices in the coming year.

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.

Asia Pacific Future Generator

Future Generator: Media in Indonesia will turn negative for the next month

News coverage of Indonesia will turn negative over the next month as domestic instability increases. Indonesia is dealing with an increase in fake news.

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.

Asia Pacific Security Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Fake news threatens Indonesia’s security, economy

Islamists are using fake news targeting ethnic Chinese Indonesians and politicians to promote their agenda against Chinese investment and the government.

Asia Pacific Economics

ASEAN faces banking union problems

While the ASEAN Banking Integration Framework (ABIF) shows great promise, the insistence on sticking to the so-called “ASEAN Way” threatens to undermine it.

Asia Pacific Economics

Opportunity grows in Indonesia as tourism sector blooms

Bali has traditionally dominated Indonesia’s tourism sector—but there numerous still-untapped economic opportunities within the vast island archipelago.

Asia Pacific Security

Southeast Asia forges fresh approaches to combat Islamic State

The Islamic State is expanding its presence in Southeast Asia. However, local governments are developing new approaches to combat terrorism.

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.

Asia Pacific Economics

Indonesia ramps up battle against bureaucracy

Indonesia’s 12th economic policy package is the latest effort to improve ease doing business. Strong political will must complement consistent implementation.