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Asia Pacific Natural resources and energy

Vietnam and the Philippines dive back into contested waters

Both Vietnam and the Philippines restarted drilling and exploring for oil in contested waters in the South China Sea – risking the ire of China.

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.

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

Eyes on China and US data. The ECB and Bank of Japan talk rates. California votes on cap and trade. Investments in Iran safe for now. All in The Week Ahead.

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.

Asia Pacific Finance

Banking reform in China: Too little, too late?

China’s economic expansion requires a responsive and responsible banking system to keep money flowing. This means financial reform in how China does business or else face severe financial implications having

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

G20 meets. Jinping visits Russia and Germany. Japan makes deals. Mongolia votes. All in The Week Ahead.

Politics Security

Trump’s retreat from American leadership

President Trump has broken a longstanding American commitment to global leadership by withdrawing from key international agreements.

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.

Asia Pacific Technology and infrastructure Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Are Sri Lanka’s ports the next Great Game for China, India and Japan?

By developing its strategic location midway between the Middle East and the Straits of Malacca Sri Lanka faces both opportunities, and growing risks.

International Security

Forget nuclear: Chemical weapons are the real weapons of mass destruction threat

Chemical weapons are the most widely available weapons of mass destruction and perhaps the least challenging sort to pursue.