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Finance South and Central Asia

Lack of regulation limits Afghan gem mining

The lack of clear industry rules is hampering the growth of Afghanistan’s mining sector. Blessed with mineral wealth, Kabul remains unable to utilize it. Afghanistan lacks the major gas and

Economics South and Central Asia

Uzbekistan’s Search for Trade Partners

Uzbekistan’s increasing diversity in trading partners points to a decline in traditional Central Asian economic reliance on Russia and indicates the possibility of increased interdependence between the countries of Central

Asia Pacific Economics

Chinese Liberalisation 2.0 Shifts Back to the Free Market

The People’s Republic of China appears set to begin a new economic policy that will place less emphasis on state planning and development of industry and more emphasis on the

Economics Europe

Shipping Industry Can Aid Greek Recovery

Opening up Greece’s shipping sector to new comers as well as simplifying vessel registration could aid the country’s recovery. The past three years have been one of the most difficult

Asia Pacific Finance

Keep calm over China’s surging shadow banking

Five years after the 2007-08 financial crisis, the term ‘shadow banking’ can still stir up a sense of fear, at least among investors in China. In January 2013, Shang Fulin,

Natural resources and energy South and Central Asia

Central Asian pipelines inhibit prosperity

Pipelines density in Central Asia create concentrated economies thus allowing autocratic government greater control and longevity. Following the collapse of the Soviet Union, Central Asia experienced limited progress and relative

Asia Pacific Security

Energy demand pulls China into regional security disputes

Chinese energy projects in Myanmar may lead to increased Chinese involvement in mainland Asian political disputes—with all that entails. With the recent completion of a major oil pipeline from Myanmar

Asia Pacific Technology and infrastructure

Adjusting to China’s global presence

Are Chinese policymakers aiming only to play a major role in the Asia-Pacific region in the coming decades, or do they harbor more extensive goals?  The answer to this question

Asia Pacific Natural resources and energy

The Dragon looks North: China’s emerging Arctic policy

The future potential of an Arctic shipping corridor has caught China’s attention, as Beijing increases its involvement in the region. The Mandarin translation for the word ‘crisis’ is ‘危机’ (wei

Asia Pacific Security

U.S. Should Hedge China-Myanmar Relationship

As Myanmar gradually opens to the international community, the United States should remain cautious and hedge due to the role of China in the country. Policy Issue Myanmar, located at