ADB meeting: investment in digital brings big dividends
Speakers at the Asian Development Bank’s annual meeting in Yokohama were keen to stress the transformative effect of technology investment. John West reports.
PECC calls for open trade
Open trade can work if supported by the public with social inclusion, says the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council.
State-level Public Financial Management Institutes in India
Mukul G.Asher makes a case for establishing State-level PFM (Public Financial Management) Institutes in India.
Chiang Mai Initiative: an Asian IMF?
Asian countries have deployed great efforts to establish regional financial safety nets like the Chiang Mai Initiative. But the CMI has many limitations and is perhaps unusable.
COMPARATIVE OPERATING COSTS IN ASIA 2016
Business operating costs are lower in Asia than in Australia mainly due to regulatory impositions, according to Glen Robinson.
Observations on the Varishtha Pension Bima Yojna 2017
Mukul G. Asher offers his observations on the Varishtha Pension Bima Yojna 2017.
Japan is puzzled by Trump
Japan is puzzled by Trump, writes Yuqing Xing
Portfolio investment in Asia 2017
This paper explores the relative performance of 6 exchanges in Asia and as a benchmark, also explores “western” exchanges, including Australia, over a 10-year period.
Light at the end of the corridor for Sabah
Sabah has long lagged behind other Malaysian states. However, an ambitious long-term development strategy is transforming the state’s infrastructure and improving skills to attract greater investment.
India's budget challenges
Mukul Asher proposes two measures to improve outcomes of India’s Union and State budgets and generate fiscal space.
Mongolia: after the bust
The collapse of commodity prices continues to drag down the Mongolian economy, though an IMF loan could provide a short-term solution, writes John West.
China's upgrading challenge
Today, there is no government making greater efforts to climb Asia’s global value chains and get better value for its economy than China’s, writes John West.
Frost & Sullivan's GIL in Singapore,13 October 2016
Exploring the Future of Industries at Frost & Sullivan's Growth, Innovation and Leadership Asia Pacific Congress 2016 and Asia Pacific Best Practices Awards Singapore, 13 October 2016.
Korea's chaebol predicament
Korea must extricate itself from its chaebol predicament, argues John West.
Japan's never-ending dilemmas
Japan still cannot get its act together, a quarter of a century after the bursting of its bubble economy, writes John West.
Asia's stunted development
Asia's former miracle economies are now suffering from stunted development, writes John West.
The Proposal of Refining India’s Budget Process is a Welcome Step, writes Mukul Asher.
FROST & SULLIVAN'S GIL 2016 IN SINGAPORE, 13 OCTOBER
Book Your Calendar for Frost & Sullivan's GIL 2016 Singapore 13 October, 2016, Conrad Centennial, Singapore.
India's new GST
Mukul G. Asher explains how Indian states can implement the GST effectively.
Japan struggles to improve inward FDI
Abenomics reforms promised to revamp FDI, yet have gained little traction so far. But behind the official statistics, something is stirring, writes John West.
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