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Indonesia’s Rapid Growth Requires More Investment

Key reforms are underway in Indonesia, however rapid economic growth is unlikely before 2016 without strengthening investment growth, according to a recent World Bank report. A fall in global commodity prices amid a slowdown in China has impacted Indonesia’s growth outlook, according to the March 2015 edition of the Indonesia Economic Quarterly (IEQ), titled ‘High Expectations’. According … Continue reading

China Set To Loan $10 Billion To Cash-Strapped Venezuela

China is set to lend the cash-strapped nation of Venezuela around $10 billion in the coming months, Reuters reported on Thursday, citing a senior official at Venezuela’s state-run oil company PDVSA who is familiar with the matter. According to the senior official, half of the loan will be part of a bilateral financing deal with the other half … Continue reading

If You Can’t Beat ‘Em, Join ‘Em: U.S. Seeks Collaboration With China-Led Infrastructure Bank

The Obama administration, much to its embarrassment, in recent weeks has been spurned by its Western allies that have flocked to the $50 billion Chinese-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) — a potential rival to the Western-led IMF and World Bank — despite pleas from the White House to stand back amid concerns that Beijing will extend its influence in the … Continue reading

De-Dollarization: Chinese Yuan “Clearly Belongs” In SDR Basket, Lagarde Says

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde said on Sunday that the Chinese yuan “clearly belongs” in the Special Drawing Rights (SDR) basket and that the IMF would work with China to that end, Bloomberg reports. “Timing is something that we will be discussing amongst ourselves but I think we welcome this introduction,” Lagarde said. … Continue reading

China’s March Westward And The ISIS Challenge

By Aurangzeb Qureshi In recent years, China is slowly returning to its former glory as the “Middle Kingdom” as it was once was during the 6th century. Unlike the isolationist China of the past, President Xi Jinping’s China is a resurgent dragon looking to connect with the rest of the world. In other words, China is … Continue reading

Westward Ho On China’s Eurasia BRIC Road

By Pepe Escobar, Asia Times What’s in a name, rather an ideogram? Everything. A single Chinese character – jie (for “between”) – graphically illustrates the key foreign policy initiative of the new Chinese dream. In the upper part of the four-stroke character – which, symbolically, should be read as the roof of a house – the … Continue reading

China’s Next Big Opportunity In Supply-Chain Logistics: Container Shipping By Rail

The transportation of containers by rail could grow substantially in China, particularly if the nation continues to adopt operating practices and regulatory reforms that have boosted the development of the North American rail network, according to a new research paper from The World Bank. Measures that include the ability of rail operators to tailor service offerings that … Continue reading

Washington’s War On Russia – OpEd

By Mike Whitney “In order to survive and preserve its leading role on the international stage, the US desperately needs to plunge Eurasia into chaos, (and) to cut economic ties between Europe and Asia-Pacific Region … Russia is the only (country) within this potential zone of instability that is capable of resistance. It is the only state … Continue reading

The U.S. Is Juggling Chaos And Coordination In Order To Contain China – OpEd

By Andrew Korybko It’s no secret by now that the US is dead set on containing China, yet it’s shying away from engaging in a direct confrontation with it. Instead, the US is managing a dual policy of creating chaos along China’s western and southwest reaches, while coordinating a containment alliance along its southeastern and northeastern … Continue reading

The Global Impact Of The Rising Dollar

By Deena Zaidi The US dollar has been on the rise every day setting new records. With the upward pressure on dollar, stronger dollar could tighten financial conditions across the globe. Further the rising dollar could be offsetting the benefit of low cost oil within the US economy. Over the past six months, the trade-weighted dollar … Continue reading

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