The Leaderboard: Muhammad Ibrahim

Who is he? Muhammad Ibrahim is deputy governor of Bank Negara Malaysia, a position he has held since 2010. Muhammad has worked at Bank Negara since 1984 – making him the most senior of the three deputy governors. During the…

Update on India’s States: April 27, 2016

Andhra expands its solar energy projects, Railway Ministry to form joint venture with Maharashtra to manage projects worth $3.4 billion, Gujarat exempts small salt producers from paying industrial value-added tax (VAT), Haryana introduces scheme for acquisition of specialized technology, center…

Update on India’s States: April 21, 2016

Prime Minister Modi announces e-trading platform for agriculture produce, Rajasthan relaxes is “two child policy” for government employees, Uttar Pradesh leading in public-private partnerships, Naidu approaches World Bank for building Andhra’s capital, ADB to provide $300 million for roads in…

Beyond Centrality: Advancing ASEAN Unity

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By Norashiqin Toh — The Obama administration has relied heavily on the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) as a hub for engagement with multilateral regional architecture in Asia. ASEAN centrality is touted as key to advancing U.S. interests in…

The Leaderboard: Vuong Dinh Hue

Who is he? Vuong Dinh Hue was most recently the head of the economic commission of the Central Committee of the Vietnamese Communist Party, a position that he held from January 2013. He served as minister of finance between 2011…