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International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

UK enters Brexit talks as government coalition talks continue. Special election spotlight in U.S. state of Georgia as Trump’s Russia investigation builds. China stocks may enter broader global market. All in The

Asia Pacific Economics

Bright spots remain despite Japan’s economic troubles

Global economic volatility is hampering Japan’s efforts to address structural weaknesses, resulting in a dual assault on Tokyo’s attempts to boost economic growth. Yet despite these trends, it is not

Asia Pacific Politics

China’s Xi seeks to reassure on cybercrime, stock market

On his first official state visit to the United States, Chinese president Xi Jinping aims to regain Washington’s trust on China’s commitment to fight cybercrime and hacking, as well as

Asia Pacific Politics

Malaysia’s 1MDB scandal shatters business confidence

Malaysia’s once fast growing economy – buoyed by cheap labour and high quality products – risks losing its attractiveness to foreign investors as probe into the 1Malaysia Development Berhad scandal unfolds.

Asia Pacific Economics

Is Japan headed for another recession?

Japan has struggled in recent months, posting economic losses for the second straight quarter, eliciting fears that the country is headed for another recession. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s experiment may prove

Asia Pacific Finance

China expands its OTC market allowing SMEs to raise capital

China’s latest financial regulation has made it easier for small-medium enterprises to list on its over-the-counter market and raise capital. Seven years after the establishment of its over-the-counter (OTC) market,

Asia Pacific Economics

Thailand: Infrastructure or indictment

The future of the Thailand’s economy may well depend on the direction of the country’s judiciary going forward. The economic picture for Thailand has been overwhelmingly positive since the end