The good economic news continued for Japan in 2018 despite a temporary, natural disaster-induced third-quarter downturn. Nonetheless, domestic and foreign policy developments were more challenging in the year for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Cambodia adopts its first Industrial Development Policy (IDP) in 2015 as a guide to promote the country’s industrial development that will help maintain sustainable and inclusive high economic growth.
Cambodia is now one step closer to finalising its next productivity strategy, with a study on the first stage of its development published yesterday.
Just under ten years ago, the International Commission on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress issued its report, Mismeasuring Our Lives: Why GDP Doesn’t Add Up. The title summed it up: GDP is not a good measure of wellbeing.
Lighthizer warns of new tariffs unless trade talks wrap up successfully by March 1.
China and Cuba have signed two agreements to promote economic cooperation.
Ramaphosa calls on the BRICS countries to work to improve economic growth.
Approval ratings are exceptionally important for South Korean presidents to maintain authority within their own ruling party and delay the almost inevitable arrival of lame-duck status, which leaves them politically paralysed.
China’s economic growth is expected to hit 6.6 percent this year and slow to 6.3 percent in 2019.
We’ve seen tremendous advancements in the country in the past decades. The massive buildings and facilities constructed here and there signify our economic revolution.
Most economic forecasts suggest that a recession in China will hurt everyone, but that the pain would be more regionally confined than would be the case for a deep recession in the United States. Unfortunately, that may be wishful thinking argues Kenneth Rogoff.
Moody’s Investors Service retains B2 sovereign rating with a “stable” outlook.
Economy Ministry defends a proposed increase in next year’s national budget, saying it is in line with the nation’s economic growth.
Qatar’s ruler says the political and economic boycott had weakened a Gulf Arab bloc.
Trump touts US economic growth in rallies with Republican candidates before elections.
Taizhou is a city that has not undergone a name change in the past two centuries.
The tenth anniversary of the global financial crisis has provided the occasion for serious reflection about the prevention and resolution of financial and economic crises, and whether the key lessons from the crisis have been addressed.
Asia is one of the largest contributors to global economic growth but there is a Catch-22 situation. The higher the economic growth from increases in investment, the higher will be the current account deficit.
History repeats itself but often in slightly different ways. So it is with the tabling of the Mid-Term Review of the Eleventh Malaysia Plan (MTR-11MP) on October 11 by Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad.
Unclaimed urns containing ashes of the dead are piling up by the thousands across Japan, creating storage headaches and reflecting fraying family ties and economic pressures in a rapidly aging nation.
The Mekong region is emerging to be a new growth center as well as a strategic frontier for Asia due to its relatively high economic performance, deepening regional integration, and complex interdependence within the region.
The IMF says Cambodia’s GDP will hover around 7.25% in the near term.
The US-Asean Business Council wants more long-term economic ties with Cambodia.
In 1998, 20 years ago this year, the combined pressures of a regional economic collapse, student protests, elite defection, urban riots and a polarised military led long-time strongman Suharto to step down from the Indonesian presidency.
The White Paper on trade frictions with the US testifies to China’s sincerity in resolving the disputes through dialogue and its firm opposition to trade bullying, which Washington must give serious thought to if it wants to maintain healthy trade and economic relations with Beijing.
Maintaining a flexible, stable equilibrium between key strategic and economic partners is a matter of long-term survival for a small nation like Cambodia.
The Belt and Road Initiative will be deemed more successful if it succeeds in making China and the BRI’s partner countries heed environmentally sustainable developmental policies.
A meaningful boost to wage growth still looks elusive for most countries.
China and Asean have long been partners in various sectors – commerce and tourism in particular. To further strengthen this partnership, China and the 10 Asean member states hold the annual China-Asean Expo in Nanning City.
As other powers rise, Asean is at risk of losing its collective commitment to a shared vision for the region and a common stance on geopolitical issues.