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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.

Asia Pacific Economics Under The Radar

Under the Radar: How Myanmar created a telco boom

In only three years Myanmar’s telco sector has become the largest driver of FDI in the country, with international companies scrambling to enter the market.

Asia Pacific Outlook for 2017

2017 Preview: A new red star over China – Part 1: China at home

This is the first of a two-part analysis on what is in store for China in 2017. It explores China’s catch-22 — the fact that it is further integrating itself internationally and becoming a ‘responsible stakeholder’, while concomitantly showing signs of turning inwards and becoming isolationist.

Asia Pacific Natural resources and energy

Green dreams: Duterte and the Philippine mining industry

Throughout its history, the Philippine mining industry has been defined by its diverse set of political risks relating to governance, inequality, elitism, foreign export and absent contribution towards the country’s

Brexit Economics Europe

3 risks to post-Brexit investment in the UK

Global venture capitalists devalued their investments in UK tech startups in Q3. Here are three reasons why that trend might continue.

Asia Pacific Economics

The Silk Road is turning China’s diplomacy on its head

While China has traditionally refused to become involved in countries’ domestic affairs, its Silk Road ambitions are challenging Beijing’s policy.

Economics North America

Despite new tax, China’s interest in Canada remains strong

Despite a new 15% tax on foreign property buyers in Vancouver, Canada will continue to attract Chinese investment, especially in agribusiness and tourism.

Asia Pacific Security

Should investors fear China’s anti-American protests?

Following The Hague’s ruling on the South China Sea, Chinese netizens have called for protests and boycotts against American companies. How concerned should investors be about anti-American sentiment among Chinese consumers?

Asia Pacific Middle East/North Africa Security

Does China’s Silk Road lead to Damascus?

The People’s Republic of China continues to expand its influence in the Middle East. Syria’s long term bilateral ties with China brings about questions on how China’s ambitions might play

Politics South and Central Asia

Modi in America highlights growing ties

Narendra Modi’s fourth visit to the U.S in two years is an indication of how strong the US-India relationship is becoming.