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  • Singapore investment in Indonesia still falling
    Project numbers drop almost 40% between 2017 and 2018.
    - 5 days ago, 15 Mar 19, 1:05pm -
  • UzAtom chief explains why Uzbekistan is taking the nuclear route
    Jurabek Mirzamaknmudov, head of the newly created Uzbek Agency for Nuclear Energy, UzAtom, explains its place in the country's nuclear strategy.
    - 34 days ago, 14 Feb 19, 7:00am -
  • Deloitte enters fast-growing Bangladeshi market
    Accounting giant Deloitte has established a direct presence in Bangladesh, which is now on multinationals’ radar and is spawning its own enterprises that want to expand overseas. Jason Mitchell reports. 
    - 34 days ago, 14 Feb 19, 7:00am -
  • Myanmar seeks to get back in the FDI game
    Reaction to the slow pace of reform and accusations of human rights abuse have forced Myanmar to take government-level steps towards luring investors back to the country. Nick Freeman reports.
    - 34 days ago, 14 Feb 19, 7:00am -
  • Laos: a small country with big FDI ambitions
    Despite its landlocked status, Laos is raising its FDI game as engagement with donors and investors grows. Nick Freeman reports. 
    - 34 days ago, 14 Feb 19, 7:00am -
  • View from Asia: the rise of Asia's renewables
    Renewable energy has risen in popularity in Asia in recent years, but the appeal of fossil fuel endures, writes Lawrence Yeo.
    - 34 days ago, 14 Feb 19, 7:00am -
  • Foxconn pulls back on Wisconsin plan
    Taiwan electronics giant Foxconn has downgraded its manufacturing investment into Wisconsin, amid much confusion. Erika Morphy reports.
    - 42 days ago, 6 Feb 19, 1:02pm -
  • Eurasia Group names top geopolitical risks
    The weakening of global alliances, the erosion of US political institutions and Europe’s uncertain future, are among the top threats highlighted by Eurasia Group’s in its recent report on the top 10 geopolitical risks in 2019. Victoria Jones an…
    - 48 days ago, 31 Jan 19, 8:49am -
  • How post-investment Chinese lessons can pay off
    A case study of a UK engineering firm acquired by a Chinese company shows how both parties gained benefits from the deal, write professors Shaowei He and Zaheer Khan.
    - 49 days ago, 30 Jan 19, 8:18am -
  • Australia’s small town romance
    Australia's regional communities are striving to gain some recognition in a national marketing strategy dominated by major cities. Andrew Hoyne and Douglas Clark report. 
    - 50 days ago, 29 Jan 19, 7:54am -

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The Economist: Asia

  • The president of the Philippines wants to rename his country
    RODRIGO DUTERTE, the perpetually disgruntled president of the Philippines, is unhappy about the name of his country. “I want to change it someday,” he remarked earlier this month in one of his customary rambling speeches. “No particular name ye…
    - 6 days ago, 14 Mar 19, 11:44am -
  • Japan says transgender people must be sterilised
    SHOULD TRANSGENDER people be sterilised before they are recognised? Earlier this year Japan’s Supreme Court decided that the answer is yes. Takakito Usui, a transgender man (ie, someone who was born female but identifies as male), had sued over a r…
    - 6 days ago, 14 Mar 19, 11:44am -
  • Afghans worry about the return of Shia fighters from Syria’s civil war
    ALIREZA QANBARI has still not told his parents the truth about what he did when he left Afghanistan for Iran. The 23-year-old is happy for his father to believe he worked as a labourer. In fact, he fought with an Afghan militia recruited by Iran to h…
    - 6 days ago, 14 Mar 19, 11:44am -
  • In remote parts of Indonesia, voters feel let down
    THE MAIN market in Ambon, the capital of the Indonesian province of Maluku, is a riotous affair. Stalls sprawl from the pavement into the road. Shouting over the screech and rattle of traffic, vendors and customers haggle over bags of spices and fres…
    - 6 days ago, 14 Mar 19, 11:43am -
  • Air strikes on Pakistan may win Narendra Modi India’s election
    THE STARTER’S gun has been fired on the biggest democratic exercise on Earth: an Indian general election. The Election Commission has set out a schedule for the country’s 900m-odd eligible voters to select a new parliament, in seven stages, with…
    - 6 days ago, 14 Mar 19, 11:43am -
  • Thailand’s generals plan to remain in charge, whatever voters say
    “WE WILL TAKE good care of the price of rice in the market,” declares Uttama Savanayana, the leader of the Palang Pracharat party, to a sweating crowd of farmers in Thailand’s north-east. The party, which supports the ruling military regime and…
    - 6 days ago, 14 Mar 19, 11:43am -
  • India’s government is intensifying a failed strategy in Kashmir
    GUNS HAVE slipped back into holsters and diplomats behind their desks; the Samjhauta or “Concord” Express has resumed its reassuring bi-weekly chug connecting Lahore Junction and Old Delhi Station. Relations between India and Pakistan are returni…
    - 13 days ago, 7 Mar 19, 10:49am -
  • Uzbekistan embarks on unexpected economic reforms
    WHEN MINISTERS from faraway countries tour Western financial centres to tout their plans for economic reform, their presentations are often drearily predictable. There is typically lots of talk about “fiscal consolidation”, improvements to infras…
    - 13 days ago, 7 Mar 19, 10:49am -
  • Kim Jong Un keeps his nukes. His people keep starving
    AFTER HE LEFT Hanoi last week without a deal, Donald Trump, America’s president, was quick to claim that his meeting with Kim Jong Un, North Korea’s dictator, had not been entirely in vain. Mr Kim, he reassured the world, had promised to stick to…
    - 13 days ago, 7 Mar 19, 10:49am -
  • The palm-oil industry’s effort to curb deforestation has lots of flaws
    IN A WOODEN shed perched on top of a hill in Musi Banyuasin, a district on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, a group of palm-oil farmers wax lyrical about their crop. They started planting in the early 1990s after arriving from Java, the country’s…
    - 13 days ago, 7 Mar 19, 10:49am -

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