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  • New Zealand looks to bridge talent gap
    Immigration New Zealand sees the US as an ideal pool of talent from which to recruit and help grow the country's economy, reports Karen Thuermer
    - 1 day ago, 24 Apr 18, 8:41am -
  • Trump changes tack on TPP
    US president Donald Trump has gone back on previous statements and suggested the US could sign up to the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement. However, how welcome the US would be is subject to debate. Philippa Maister reports.
    - 9 days ago, 16 Apr 18, 9:36am -
  • Will a US-less TPP flourish or flounder?
    When president Donald Trump withdrew the US from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, its future was shrouded in doubt. However, 11 countries signed up to the free-trade agreement in early March, and optimism is running high among the signatories, as Ph…
    - 12 days ago, 13 Apr 18, 7:00am -
  • View from the C-Suite: QI Group chief puts faith in power of entrepreneurship
    Vijay Eswaran, executive chairman of multinational conglomerate QI Group, talks to Wendy Atkins about Africa’s potential, and why entrepreneurship is the key to bringing down unemployment levels and delivering prosperity to developing countries.
    - 12 days ago, 13 Apr 18, 7:00am -
  • France ponders difficult decisions over Chinese FDI
    Since his election, president Emmanuel Macron has been on a mission to better control Chinese FDI in France. But doing so without threatening investors is a tricky balancing act, as Cécile Sourbes finds.
    - 13 days ago, 12 Apr 18, 7:00am -
  • EBRD president looks beyond India addition
    India became the EBRD's 69th member in March 2018, two years after China joined. The bank's president, Suma Chakrabarti, tells Jacopo Dettoni what this means for the institution, and delves into the details of a private sector-focused development fin…
    - 13 days ago, 12 Apr 18, 7:00am -
  • View from Asia: The push to introduce AI
    Asian countries are embracing artificial intelligence for its disruptive capacity, with China taking the lead. But in a diverse region where internet access is relatively curtailed, progress still has some way to go, writes Lawrence Yeo.
    - 19 days ago, 6 Apr 18, 7:00am -
  • India looks to foreign investors to boost defence industry
    India's Defence Production Policy 2018 is dependent on the input of foreign investors. N Chandra Mohan reports on its progress.
    - 27 days ago, 29 Mar 18, 10:56am -
  • Baker McKenzie’s Anahita Thoms on the rise of FDI screening
    Following the US’s lead, Germany is stepping up its FDI screening laws, especially with regards to Chinese investment in critical industries. The EU and global community are beginning to follow suit, Anahita Thoms, partner at Baker McKenzie, tells…
    - 30 days ago, 26 Mar 18, 12:28pm -
  • Osaka presses ahead with urban regeneration plans
    Several large-scale urban development projects are underway in Osaka to cater to a growing population living downtown and boost the city’s status as a business destination and knowledge hub, irrespective of whether or not the bid to host Expo 202…
    - 37 days ago, 19 Mar 18, 7:40am -

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  • Asia’s appetite for endangered species is relentless

    Asia’s appetite for endangered species is relentless

    EVEN the Minahasan people, who pride themselves on eating bushmeat, call the collection of stalls at Tomohon, in the highlands of North Sulawesi, the “extreme market”. There is certainly something extreme about the serried carcasses, blackened…
    - 6 days ago, 19 Apr 18, 10:48am -
  • Australia is edgy about China’s growing presence on its doorstep

    Australia is edgy about China’s growing presence on its doorstep

    THE new wharf at Espiritu Santo island in Vanuatu is one of the longest in the South Pacific. Built by Chinese contractors with a loan from the Chinese government, it can accommodate three cargo ships or two cruise liners at the same time. But it…
    - 6 days ago, 19 Apr 18, 10:48am -
  • Pakistan’s most popular television channel is under attack

    Pakistan’s most popular television channel is under attack

    Live or let die?RANA JAWAD pinches the bridge of his nose. For much of the past month the director of news at Geo TV, Pakistan’s most popular channel, has marshalled his team of correspondents in the knowledge that broadcasts of their work have…
    - 6 days ago, 19 Apr 18, 10:48am -
  • Protests in Bangladesh put an end to a corrupt quota system

    Protests in Bangladesh put an end to a corrupt quota system

    INDIA reserves a share of jobs in government for people of particular castes. In Bangladesh, the dividing line is history. The ruling Awami League, which led the country’s independence movement, reserves 30% of public posts for descendants of th…
    - 6 days ago, 19 Apr 18, 10:48am -
  • The cabals Japan’s prime minister has tried to curb may curb him

    The cabals Japan’s prime minister has tried to curb may curb him

    Abe is failing to gain factionTHE last thing that Shinzo Abe, Japan’s embattled prime minister, needed this week was a swipe from his mentor. Junichiro Koizumi, a former prime minister who ushered Mr Abe to political prominence in the early 200…
    - 6 days ago, 19 Apr 18, 10:48am -
  • What to expect from talks with North Korea

    What to expect from talks with North Korea

    SUDDENLY, everybody wants to talk to the hermit king. On April 17th the Washington Post reported that Mike Pompeo, the director of the CIA, met North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong Un, over the Easter weekend. President Donald Trump more or less confi…
    - 6 days ago, 19 Apr 18, 10:48am -
  • Why women are not allowed in sumo rings—even to save a life

    Why women are not allowed in sumo rings—even to save a life

    THERE is more to sumo than fat men grunting. The sport also has a religious dimension: each match is preceded by intricate Shinto rituals. The ring is said to be sacred ground. Women, traditionally considered polluting in Shintoism, are barred fro…
    - 13 days ago, 12 Apr 18, 10:54am -
  • Malaysia’s government calls an election

    Malaysia’s government calls an election

    NAJIB RAZAK has finally picked his moment. On April 7th he dissolved parliament, paving the way for a general election to be held on May 9th.The dissolution came just days after a government agency ordered Bersatu, a political party founded in 20…
    - 13 days ago, 12 Apr 18, 10:54am -
  • Why South Asia’s majorities act like persecuted minorities

    Why South Asia’s majorities act like persecuted minorities

    IT IS an unlikely weapon: a scuffed but sturdy Samsonite briefcase, sitting on a desk in a big house in a spacious garden in a prosperous suburb of Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka. Its owner, shaven-headed, bare-shouldered, in bright orange robe…
    - 13 days ago, 12 Apr 18, 10:54am -
  • How religion shapes elections in Indonesia

    How religion shapes elections in Indonesia

    INSIDE a grimy, smoke-filled hall in Tasikmalaya, a town in West Java, Ridwan Kamil tries to whip up the crowd. Mr Ridwan is the candidate for governor from the United Development Party (PPP), a mildly Islamic outfit. He is also an American-educat…
    - 13 days ago, 12 Apr 18, 10:54am -

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