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International Natural resources and energy

Book review: This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate

Naomi Klein’s This Changes Everything provides a realistic, exceptionally written view of what it will take to avert global climate disaster. When the first European visitors arrived in present-day Nauru,

Asia Pacific Economics

Despite tariffs, China pushes photovoltaic manufacturing

Despite the new U.S. anti-dumping and anti-subsidy tariffs on their solar products, Chinese photovoltaic (PV) manufacturers enjoy an enormous domestic market supported by government policies. Meanwhile, Beijing’s industrial upgrading agenda

Asia Pacific Economics

Beijing favours quality growth over quantity

China’s economic slowdown is a realignment of Beijing’s economic policies, which favours quality economic growth over high quantity growth. In late 2014, the first statistics appeared indicating that China’s economy was slowing

Asia Pacific Technology and infrastructure

China plans multi-continent high-speed railway

China has announced plans to build a network of high-speed rail lines across several continents. Pollution, cost and safety concerns could be major obstacles to implementing the plan. In China’s latest

Natural resources and energy South and Central Asia

Russia is eyeing China to expand energy ties with Asia

As Europe aims to diversify its energy sources, Russia is looking to the East to develop links with the more energy-prospective Asian markets. In June 2013, Russia’s oil giant Rosneft

Asia Pacific Economics

4 reasons growth pains will replace growth gains in China

As China’s growth slows, investors need to be on the look-out for Beijing’s growth pains: GRI is here to help and looks at four areas of interest The recent trips