More FDI could boost Bhutan’s happiness
Bhutan's “gross national happiness” is improving. But if the country can diversify its economy, it could attract FDI that would improve its fortunes still further. John West reports.
Apple's global value chains in Asia
Seamus Grimes explains the intricacies of Apple's global value chains in Asia, something which even Donald Trump will not be able to change.
Global value chains and the US missing exports
The US trade deficit is overstated due to the failure of trade statistics to capture flows of intellectual property embedded in exports. Yuqing Xing calls for trade statistics to be reformed.
Asia's infrastructure debt trap.
Robert Wihtol warns Asia's emerging economies to beware of the infrastructure debt trap.
India’s GST (Goods and Services Tax) reform
Mukul Asher, Anwar Ali and Rohini Aggarawal discuss Select Intitatives by Tax Authorities and Professional Organizations in Imparting GST Training and Awareness in India.
Corporate Taxation in Australia
Glen Robinson of AFG Venture Group shares his perspectives on corporate taxation in Australia.
How Indian States Can Leverage NITI Aayog for Better Governance and Outcomes
Mukul Asher from the National University of Singapore makes some proposals on how Indian States Can Leverage NITI Aayog for Better Governance and Outcomes
India's GST reform
Mukul. G. Asher and Rohini Aggarwal examine the implications of India's GST reform for the States, ULBs and the PRIs.
Fiscal federalism in India
Mukul Asher of the National University of Singapore writes on leveraging CSS To Obtain Better Outcomes an Imperative For The States in India
Race to finance Asia's infrastructure heats up
The competition between institutions to bridge Asia’s financing gap is both good news and bad. John West reports from the ADB’s annual meeting in Yokohama.
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.
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