Asia

Australia has its head in the sand

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Forget dismal predictions of an impending downturn, we need to start focusing on the huge opportunities that exist in the rapidly expanding economies of Asia.

The perils of internationalising the Chinese yuan

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Given China’s current economic and financial instability, any attempt to suddenly throw open capital account controls in order to internationalise the currency is foolhardy.

Green investment in Asian cities: Lessons from China, Indonesia, and Japan

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More compact and connected urban development can create cities that are economically dynamic, healthier and have lower greenhouse gas emissions

Is education the next Hong Kong battleground?

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Hong Kong's universities are on the frontline in an ongoing battle of strength between students and the world's mightiest authoritarian state.

What if the China bears are right?

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Much time has been spent trying to predict what the 'rise of China' means for the region. It's time that we had a hard look at what might happen if China falters.

Australian firms should heed lessons of Myanmar's Chinese burn

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The chequered history of Chinese investment in Myanmar offers important lessons to Australian firms looking to expand into Asia.

The unremarked revolution in China

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China's ability to innovate and implement structural reforms will determine whether the country can avoid the 'middle income trap'.

Can a Chinese state venture capital fund drive innovation?

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Private capital should also be involved in deciding which innovative Chinese firms gain access to much-needed capital from a newly formed state-backed venture capital fund.

Japan out of recession, GDP up 0.6%

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Japan's economy grew 0.6% in the three months to December, remains flat for year.

Are the Chinese still getting bang for their investment buck?

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Although it appears obvious that China will soon have to pay the price for the financial excesses of the financial crisis, a closer look at the numbers suggests that it’s still too early to start betting against the country.

Australia deadline urged for AIIB

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Chinese official reportedly sees March deadline for Australia to be founding member of new Asian bank.

What lies behind China's clampdown on foreign casinos

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The Chinese government is using restrictions on finance, travel and advertising to try and blunt the appeal of overseas casinos to its people.

Abbott's submarine about-face is bad news for Abe

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Australia’s domestic political tensions have had the unintended consequence of blunting Japan’s ambition to transform itself into a global defence actor.

Opportunities galore in Asia's last major frontier market

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Myanmar is opening up to the world and Australian entrepreneurs are well positioned to reap the benefits of the country’s transition.

The Chinese warning signs to watch for

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The factors that allowed the Chinese economy to grow so fast could soon exacerbate the sharpness of the slowdown.

Obama and Modi set a new course

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Obama's visit to New Delhi is set to provide the US-India relationship with a fresh sense of purpose.

A slowing China doesn't need more stimulus

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New data calls into question the assumption that China’s slowdown necessitates large-scale stimulus. Even if Beijing chooses this path, it's unlikely to work as intended.

Indian success requires persistence: Rio chief

Sam Walsh says that after many years of engagement in India he can 'feel the winds of change'.

Modi wants FTA in 2015: Robb

Trade minister confident a free-trade deal with India is achievable this year.

The Chinese empire's burning peripheries

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Crackdowns in Hong Kong and Xinjiang threaten Taiwan -- and regional peace.

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