Topic : Asia

  • Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe attends a news conference at his official residence in Tokyo Forum Article

    Japan’s early election: what’s next?

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has thrown out the political playbook. With two years remaining in his… more

  • People board passenger boats as they leave ahead of the Muslim Eid al-Fitr holiday during dusk at Sadarghat in Dhaka. Forum Article

    How Bangladesh is recognising skills

    Sweety, Liza, Asad, Zulfikar and many others like them had a common dream – to have… more

  • To match feature ECONOMY LAOS Forum Article

    How to use data to improve infrastructure

    The hallways of the Électricité du Laos (EDL) provincial offices in Champassak Province are filled with… more

  • A worker inspects solar panels at a solar farm in Dunhuang, 950km northwest of Lanzhou, Gansu Province Forum Article

    How could China meet its new climate commitment?

    The past five weeks have given us what may be defining moments on the road to a Paris agreement that will… more

  • Crew members of a ship loaded with containers filled with rubbish from Britain wait for its departure from the port of Santos Forum Article

    How should governments promote exports?

    In the last decade many economists and policymakers have been interested in the relationship between firm… more

  • Container ship departs Burrard Inlet in Vancouver Forum Article

    Shipping lessons for India from Latin America

    India has an extensive coastline of 5,400 km and navigable inland waterways of 4,320 km. However… more

  • Picture illustration taken in Beijing shows Chinese 100 yuan banknotes Forum Article

    How China is rebalancing its economy

    In economic policy, as in most other areas, actions speak louder than words. By cutting its benchmark… more

  • A man works in a rice field near the Thilawa economic zone outside Yangon Forum Article

    Why is the price of rice so volatile?

    There are many kinds of rice and one of the most popular varieties in Myanmar is called Emata. This word… more

  • Participants from government ministries and agencies take part in the CYDER in Tokyo Forum Article

    Public sector wages: what’s the right level?

    After the Global Crisis, some European countries reduced their public sector wages to ensure fiscal… more

  • china_lanterns Forum Article

    Why China and the US should work together

    The biggest economic news of the year came almost without notice: China has overtaken the United States… more

  • A dragonfly lands on a stalk of wheat ready for harvest during sunset on the Canadian prairies near Vulcan Young Global Leaders Article

    How to tackle malnutrition and obesity at the same time

    Is it possible to solve two contrasting global issues – malnutrition in developing countries and obesity… more

  • Vehicles move along New Delhi’s Connaught Place during evening hours Forum Article

    How to find India’s growth hotspots

    India’s economy could soon be on the move again. The new government is re-establishing… more

  • MaryJoy prepares to take a bath before going to school at home in a squatter colony in Quezon city, Manila Forum Article

    Why we need safe sanitation in India

    The fact that Swachh Bharat Mission was kicked off by the prime minister himself suggests to me that the… more

  • Picture illustration taken in Beijing shows Chinese 100 yuan banknotes Forum Article

    How linking stock exchanges will benefit China

    A direct link has been established between Hong Kong and Shanghai’s stock exchanges. The so-called Stock… more

  • People board passenger boats as they leave ahead of the Muslim Eid al-Fitr holiday during dusk at Sadarghat in Dhaka. Forum Article

    3 steps to reduce poverty in Bangladesh

    Bangladesh has set an ambitious goal to become a middle-income country by 2021—the year it… more

  • Residents fish with nets on the banks of the Hai River in Tianjin's Binhai New Area, where the government is building its Yujiapu financial center Forum Article

    The future of China’s public sector

    Chinese President Xi Jinping’s massive anti-corruption campaign has advanced a number of key… more

  • Japan’s Mt Fuji, covered with snow, is seen through Shinjuku skyscrapers in Tokyo Forum Article

    Do credit guarantees encourage moral hazard?

    Credit rationing caused by capital market imperfections is widely seen as an important phenomenon in the… more

  • china_lanterns Forum Article

    What next for China after the climate deal?

    The joint US-China announcement on tackling climate change has been described as “historic”, a “turning… more