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1MDB’s Dubious Middle Eastern Connections

In 2009, Jho Low Taek, the then 27-year-old investment wunderkind who persuaded Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak to establish the now-struggling 1Malaysia Development Bhd, also persuaded the fund to loan US$1 bil... Read More...
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Coal to Remain King For At Least 5 Years

China’s capital famously has some of the worst air quality on the planet. Earlier this year, NASA reported that the air quality index at the US Embassy in Beijing had hit 886 micrograms per cubic meter of air f... Read More...
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China’s Infrastructure Bank Moves Ahead

This year’s G20 summit has rightly given infrastructure investment top priority in engineering long-term recovery of the global economy. Despite continuing signs of recovery in the United States, growth in much of the industrial world remains stagnant and slow... Read More...
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Fixing Vietnam’s Economy

Vietnam has been facing a debt crisis since 2006 although its difficulties began before that when the rapidly changing economy exposed a number of key weaknesses such as inflation, a skyrocketing state budget d... Read More...
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India’s Afghan Challenge

On Aug. 3, a Toyota Corolla carrying three suicide bombers and a carload of explosives attempted to ram the Indian Consulate in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad, killing nine bystanders, seven of them children. It was the third time jihadis had tried to bl... Read More...