Message from the Executive Director
An e-publication in support of Asia's renaissance in the 21st century
The meaning of Manny Pacquiao
Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao has a great knack for bringing his country men and women together. But strong and inclusive political leadership is also necessary to create a real cohesive society.
Softbank weaves its world wide web
From humble beginnings, SoftBank has evolved into Japan’s leading telecommunications and internet corporation. The company’s chairman and CEO, Masayoshi Son, is now looking to make this success global
Asian Century reality check
From the heady hype of 2010-2012, speculation about the prospects for an Asian century has cooled down, argues John West.
Key technology trends for Australia’s healthcare in 2015
Key technology trends for Australia’s healthcare in 2015 are digitalisation, decentralisation and democratisation, says Frost & Sullivan.
Citations are not enough
Citations are not enough: Academic promotion panels must take into account a scholar’s presence in popular media, argue Asit Biswas and Julian Kirchherr.
Hong Kong's third-world water management system in urgent need of repair
Asit K. Biswas says Hong Kong's poor management of its water resources, from the waste in usage to its inept policy decisions, does not befit a city of its wealth and development.
Clean water vital for China's growth
Clean water is vital for China's growth writes Cecilia Tortajada.
Revamping India's public procurement
A properly designed and implemented procurement law is long overdue. It can improve financial management, and bring large financial and governance benefits.
Co-operative federalism requires greater competence by states
Co-operative federalism requires greater competence by states, according to Mukul Asher, National University of Singapore, & Councilor, Takshashila Institution.
Reforming Public Procurement in India
Public Procurement Legislation is Essential for Improving Public Financial Management in India, argue Mukul G. Asher, Tarun Sharma and Shahana Sheikh.
Indonesian economy -- what next?
Indonesia's decade-long commodity-driven economy faces new challenges, following the fading the global commodities boom, argues John West.
Australia’s healthcare has good vital signs
Australia’s healthcare has good vital signs, but sustainability, costs and sources of funding are critical areas, says Frost & Sullivan.
Singapore’s Vibrant Healthcare Industry
Singapore’s Vibrant Healthcare Industry is an Attractive Market for Advanced Diagnostic Imaging Services, says Frost & Sullivan. Consumer demand for high-quality services is bolstering innovation.
Foreign direct investment in Canada: mixed messages
Canada’s share of global foreign direct investment is decreasing, with government policy and a sense of unpredictability pervading the investment landscape.
Sri Lanka, China and India - a tangled tale
New governments in Colombo and New Delhi give an opportunity for the three countries to reset the power equation, write ASIT BISWAS & CECILIA TORTAJADA.
What Asian Tigers may be making of India's Budget 2015
Gaurav Dalmia & Asit Biswas explore what Asian Tigers may be making of India's Budget 2015.
India's declining innovation performance
India's declining innovation performance as compared to other countries is crying out for timely policy intervention by the government, write Asit K Biswas and Kris Hartley.
Indian economy on a knife edge
India's new Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, must get cracking, if India is to have any hope of realizing its immense potential.
China's development -- now for the hard part
China is now beginning the "hard part" of development -- as its growth is slowing, debt is increasing sharply, adverse demographics are biting and the inefficiencies of state capitalism are visible.
Vibrant Gujarat shows the way for India
Vibrant Gujarat shows the way for India, reports Asit Biswas. The January summit attracted 25,000 participants with 21,304 MOUs valued at 25 trillion rupees getting signed.
APEC request for proposal
APEC Secretariat Policy Support Unit Request for Proposals for a policy research project.
Deadline -- 2 April, 2015
Asia Desk Forum
University of Victoria, Canada
15-18 April 2015
Australia: fit for the Asian Century?
Australia & Asia's noodle bowl of trade negotiations
Australia's Asian Century Strategy receives plaudits
Australia faces weaker Asian economy
Alibaba's connections reach high ranks
Japan's Shigeru Ban wins Pritzker Architecture Prize
China and India come 3 and 4 in global firepower.
Xiaomi's Lei Jun, businessman of 2014.
India's shameful caste system
Economic convergence is getting harder
Asia's very richest
A Virtual Drive Through Bhutan
Softbank weaves its world wide web
16 April, 2015
Canada east-west feature
17 March 2015
China's financial paradoxes
March 29, 2015
Asian Century, Australia and Europe
Emanuele Schibotto, ACI's Director for Development, recently interviewed...
Australia's fourth wave of engagement with Asia
Tim Harcourt, the "Airport Economist", puts Australia's next wave...
Canada -- wake up to Asia!
Canada needs to break out of its comfort zone and fully embrace the opportunities...
Thoughts of the Dalai Lama
Before I left Japan, I had the honor of seeing His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. He...
KIM Dae-jung, a tribute
This is a tribute that I wrote on Korea’s Nobel-prize winning former President, Kim...
Is Australia ready for the Asian Century?
Not really, is the clear message from a series of articles published...
The power of Asian Americans
Could the increasing migration of highly skilled Asians launch an Asian-driven...
Asian Art in Toronto
The East Gallery's upcoming exhibition in Toronto on "Light from the East: Representations...
Culture Wise China
China is different, very different. So if you wish to negotiate an international agreement,...
Canada's catchup game in Asia
As Asia has emerged as a global economic and political power these past two...
India is a land of many paradoxes. It is a country of remarkable high technology, world class...
Japan's whaling obsession
"Japan's whaling vessels are not welcome", said Australia's Environment Minister Tony...
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The Airport Economist
Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum
Frost and Sullivan
China Economy & Policy
Media India Group
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