IMF warns on weak global economy
The IMF has marked down its economic growth forecasts for 2016, and warns that financial and 'non-economic' risks could weaken the global economy further, writes John West.
Slump in capital flows to emerging market economies
The IMF's World Economic Outlook report highlights the slowing of her capital outflows to emerging market economies, writes John West.
Water security, economic growth and sustainable development
Water security, economic growth and sustainable development: linking society, economy and environment by Asit K Biswas and Cecilia Tortajada.
Australia's Fintech Market
Innovation is a key factor to grow profits and reap opportunities in Australia's $4 billion fintech market, says Frost & Sullivan.
Brève portant sur le conundrum syrien : pertinence de la notion de développement économique et social pour l’appréhender ? Par Claude DUVAL et Alexandra TRZECIAK.
Yémen : à quand l’« Arabie heureuse » ?
Yémen : à quand l’« Arabie heureuse » s'interrogent Claude Duval et Alexandra Trzeciak.
Confronting Obesity in Asia’s Cities
Obesity is a growing crisis that governments cannot afford to ignore, argue Asit K. Biswas and Kris Hartley.
Urbanization and Asia's innovation imperative
Asia must lift its game if it is to harness the potential of its cities as hubs of innovation, writes John West.
Asian poverty update
Poverty reduction in Asia has been spectacular, confirms the World Bank's latest poverty estimates. But we need to scratch below the surface of this rosy assessment, cautions John West.
War and Change in Asia-Pacific
War is coming. Big war. It will start not in Europe, but in Asia-Pacific, writes Julian Lindley-French.
Sri Lanka’s karma
“Sri Lanka must confront and defeat the demons of its past”, said the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, on the occasion of his mission to Colombo in February 2016, reports John West.
Should Asia play by Western rules?
Discussion about good governance is dominated by Western thought. Perhaps it’s time for Asian countries to define and defend their own particular governance styles, write Asit Biswas and Kris Hartley.
2016: Power, Weakness & Realism
Here are Julian Lindley-French's reflections on the year ahead.
Asia's economic traps
Most Asian economies are being stalked by low-income traps, middle-income traps, and even high-income stagnation traps, writes John West.
Urbanization and Migration in Developing Asia
Urbanization is a complex challenge, with implications that are difficult to forecast, write Asit K. Biswas and Cecilia Tortajada.
The Rise of Asia’s Think Tanks
Regional think tanks are proliferating. But is the quality keeping pace, ask Asit K. Biswas and Kris Hartley.
Reducing Food Wastage: Not Just Food for Thought
Cutting the astonishing quantities of food that is wasted could have profound repercussions, argue Asit K. Biswas, Matthew J. Kastner and Cecilia Tortajada.
The Nutritional Security Imperative
Global food security can be achieved in the coming years, but equally important nutritional security needs attention, argue Peter Brabeck-Letmathe and Asit K. Biswas.
Asia's problem with wealth inequality
Recent data illustrates a rising crisis of wealth inequality, write Asit K. Biswas and Kris Hartley.
The TPP: win, loss or draw?
The Trans-Pacific Partnership has been a long time coming, but will it be worth the wait ask Asit K Biswas and Cecilia Tortajada.
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