China’s Sovereignty Gamble

By Ernest Bower — China’s neighbors are gravely concerned about what they see as a clear and determined strategy being implemented by Xi Jinping, the leader of the Chinese Communist Party and now Commander in Chief of the People’s Liberation…

Update on India’s States: May 5, 2016

Rajasthan inviting private firms to manage the power grids in two cities, Gujarat announces new agency focusing on small businesses, Haryana introduces scheme to reimburse 50 percent costs for registering patents, Uttar Pradesh to waive taxes on land purchases for…

In India Education is Trade, for Services

By Sarah Watson — The ongoing negotiations for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), a free trade agreement among countries in the Indo-Pacific, took a belligerent tone recently. Indian trade negotiators expressed their intention to take an aggressive posture on…

By The Numbers: Drought on the Mekong River

Southeast Asia is experiencing its worst drought in decades, with Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand suffering the brunt of it. The drought began in late 2015 and is expected to continue through June 2016. Effects of the drought have been…

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…