US Faces Growing Troubles in Asia

A bit more than two months into the new administration in Washington, DC, the US is arguably facing the severest threat since World War II to its military and diplomatic ascendency in Asia, a situation Presiden... Read More...

A New Asian Great Game Gets Underway

Not one but two new Silk Roads are being born from the ashes of the ancient trade routes that were for centuries central to cultural interaction through regions of the Asian continent. In effect, a new Great... Read More...

The Aging Dilemma for Asian Populations

Japan, the first country into extensive experience with an aging population as fertility rates decline and life expectancy increases, is far ahead of other Asian countries including Singapore, Thailand, China, India and Taiwan in taking care of its elderly. ... Read More...

Brexit’s Lessons for Asia

In the early hours of June 24, when Britain’s Brexit referendum results began to indicate a vote to leave the Europan Union, it quickly became clear from regional reports that the vote was more a protest agains... Read More...

Globalization in Retreat

With the world economy slowing substantially and monetary stimulus is losing its punch, several countries are employing negative interest rates to weaken their currencies and discourage capital inflows, even th... Read More...

Asia’s Megacities to Become Mega-Mega Cities

By 2030, New Delhi will be challenging Tokyo at 37 million residents to be the largest urban agglomeration in Asia and the world.  Shanghai won’t be far behind and Mumbai and Dhaka will be on a par with Beijing at 27 million. The only cities on other contin... Read More...
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Asia: The Place to be for Market Punters

What are Asian stock markets telling us about the Asian outlook? Has performance over the past year reflected real prospects or just been the result of random influence and central bank manipulation? Are ther... Read More...
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Asia’s Growing Water Security Issues

Despite the headlong improvement in Asia’s economies over the past several decades – or possibly because of it – 80 percent of Asia’s rivers are in poor health, according to a comprehensive study of the region’... Read More...