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
Japan's energy consumption challenges
Paul Tripp, of Australia's Deakin University, has shared with us his "energy profile" of Japan.
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.
North Korean imbroglio
North Korea and the US are locked in a stalemate in their struggle over North Korea's growing nuclear threat. How did we land in this imbroglio? Is there a way out, asks John West?
Inequality holds back Asia's poverty reduction.
Income inequality has been holding back Asia's poverty reduction efforts, writes John West.
China’s groundwater crisis
Tackling China’s groundwater depletion and the growing crisis of water scarcity amidst rapid urbanisation will require political will and creative policy thinking, Asit K Biswas and Kris Hartley write
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.
Planters and Uprooters
It is time to get rid of the age-old federal structures, such as the provincial councils in Sri Lanka, to consolidate fiscal positions, argues Jayasri Priyalal.
Asian trade and investment liberalisation in the Trump era
The prospects look bleak for Asian trade and investment liberalisation in the Trump era, writes John West.
China fractures ASEAN
ASEAN, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, represents Asia’s most successful effort at regional cooperation and integration But it is now being fractured by China, writes John West.
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.
China steals the South China Sea
China snaffled the South China Sea from its Southeast Asian neighbours, without firing a shot, says John West.
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.
Implementing the human right to water
Asit K Biswas and Cecilia Tortajada take a look at what it will take to ensure everyone in the world has access to safe water.
Debating the real cost of drinking water
Asit K. Biswas and Cecilia Tortajada argue that we need a real debate on the rights and responsibilities of consumers regarding water.
Too little, too late
Asit K. Biswas and Cecilia Tortajada explain why water pricing and management in Singapore needs to be more ambitious.
India’s accelerating and invisible groundwater crisis
Acute political and policy failures have put India on the edge of a full-blown groundwater catastrophe, write Asit K Biswas, Cecilia Tortajada and Udisha Saklani.
America and China -- war or peace?
Can Donald Trump, the man of the deal, could secure a new deal with China asks John West.
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