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What To Expect In Southeast Asia In 2016

By Global Risk Insights 2016 will be an interesting year for Southeast Asia, as the region braces for changes in government (or none at all), implements the ASEAN economy community, and prepares for volatility with the rising tension of the South China Sea and the increasing risk of terrorist attacks.   Myanmar NLD needs to … Continue reading

China’s Rocky New Silk Road

By David Brewster China’s One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative is an incredibly ambitious undertaking — and perhaps Beijing is only starting to realize just how ambitious it is. The OBOR involves building a host of new infrastructure connections between China, Russia, Central Asia and the Indian Ocean. A complementary series of ports and other infrastructure … Continue reading

Russia’s ASEAN Pivot: A Geo-Economic Shift Towards Southeast Asia

By Andrew Korybko Russia is in the midst of a transformational geo-economic pivot, whereby its previous Western-prioritized economic relations are rapidly moving towards Asia. As part of this historic shift, Russia seeks to spearhead three North-South vectors of trade, with the subject of this article being the one directed towards ASEAN. The Asian Sea Arc, as … Continue reading

Why Asia’s Economic Rise Will Be Uneven

By Thierry Geiger The rise of the East will be uneven. Asia’s emerging and developing economies have coped better than most with the aftermath of the global financial crisis, growing faster than any other region in the past decade. But some are better positioned than others for further growth. This picture of diverging trajectories in the … Continue reading

India’s Modi Can Lead South Asia’s Regional And Global Integration

By Sourabh Gupta India’s domestic and international economic choices have not always been the wisest. At independence, India was determined to transcend the distorted pattern of economic integration with the world that two centuries of exploitative colonialism had engendered. But in the process, it ended up effectively locking itself out of global trade and investment … Continue reading

India’s Army Raid in Myanmar Changes Security Scenario Mindset

According to local media, the Indian Army crossed the border into Myanmar on Tuesday and killed some 115 Indian insurgents who fled to the neighboring country after having murdered 30 Indian soldiers in three separate attacks in May and June. By Sputnik News India’s army raid on camps of Indian insurgents in neighboring Myanmar has changed the country’s counter-insurgency … Continue reading

Myanmar Extends Martial Law: Cross-Border Bombing Kills Four Chinese Villagers

“Myanmar’s parliament has extended martial law for three months in a region along its border with China as clashes between government troops and a rebel group continue,” Reuters reports. The Chinese military deployed fighter jets to patrol the country’s border with Myanmar after a cross-border bombing killed four Chinese villagers and left nine injured. Beijing … Continue reading

Mark Mobius: The Once Forbidden Frontier Markets

By Mark Mobius, Templeton Emerging Markets Group Investing in frontier markets can come with a higher degree of volatility than more established markets, but to my team and me, they offer exciting potential. Some of yesterday’s small, agrarian economies have transformed themselves into global powers today—China being the most impressive example. China represents the second-largest economy … Continue reading

Modi’s Rival To China’s Silk Road: India’s ‘Cotton Route’

By Andrew Korybko, Sputnik News An important three-day conference entitled “Indian Ocean: Renewing the Maritime Trade and Civilisational Linkages” ended last week in Bhubaneswar, whereby multiple experts from nine government agencies and elsewhere announced the ‘Cotton Route’ to rival China’s Silk Road. The announcement came after Prime Minister Modi’s key visit to three Indian Ocean states — the Seychelles, Mauritius, and Sri … Continue reading

Emerging Asia Set For “Strong Growth” In 2015, 2016: ADB

Emerging Asia will maintain its strong economic growth in 2015 and 2016, supported by soft commodity prices and recovery in the major industrial economies, a new report from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) says. The ADB’s annual economic report, Asian Development Outlook 2015 (ADO), released on Tuesday, forecasts gross domestic product (GDP) growth in emerging … Continue reading

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