Foreign direct investment in Canada: mixed messages
Canada’s share of global foreign direct investment is decreasing, with government policy and a sense of unpredictability pervading the investment landscape.
Sri Lanka, China and India - a tangled tale
New governments in Colombo and New Delhi give an opportunity for the three countries to reset the power equation, write ASIT BISWAS & CECILIA TORTAJADA.
Japan's Business and Economic Relations With Singapore
Japan and Singapore share very similar traits, that have facilitated their very good relationship, writes Taos Whittaker, a recent January session student at Tokyo's Sophia University.
Target Canada: why Japanese companies are heading eastwards
Japan has a long history of investing in Canada, a trend that is showing no sign of slowing thanks in no small part to recent activity from companies like Honda, Japan Petroleum Exploration and Muji.
Singapore's role in the Asian Century
Emanuele Schibotto, ACI Director for Development, has shared with us an interview he and Gabriele Giovannini did with leading Singaporean intellectual, Kishore Mahbubani.
Why India must embrace China-led Asian trade pact RCEP
India must embrace China-led Asian trade pact, RCEP, argue Asit K. Biswas & Cecilia Tortajada.
Ebola problem is deeper than it appears for WHO
To maintain the global health body in its dysfunctional form and flawed governance structure is to make the world increasingly vulnerable to new pandemics, argue Asit K. Biswas and Kris Hartley.
Regionalism, Asian style
Asia's regionalism is most certainly work-in-progress, but step-by-step it is progressing.
Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank: Myths, vested interests, reality
A formidable competitor to World Bank and ADB, the new AIIB will benefit developing Asian countries and also serve several objectives for China, write Cecilia Tortajada and Asit K. Biswas.
Canada's economy on a knife edge
Discussions led by business leaders at the recent Toronto Global Forum suggest that Canada's economy is sitting on a knife edge.
What is holding Asia back from greater cooperation and integration, and becoming a true "Team Asia"?
Miao Yang, a summer student at Tokyo's Sophia University, shares her thoughts with us on "Asia's Dilemma".
Business welcomes G20 progress on Global Infrastructure Initiative
Business leaders have welcomed G20 commitments in Washington last week to progress a Global Infrastructure Centre or Hub as a mechanism to support the Global Infrastructure Initiative.
Time for the US to Engage North Korea
Sticks and carrots won't get North Korea to give up its nukes. But a willingness to negotiate a peace treaty and provide security guarantees might, argues Mel Gurtov.
China's grudge match
China has been charging international companies for anti-competitive behaviour and bribery, and harassing foreign residents. On a recent visit to Beijing we tried to understand what's going on.
Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank is a new source of funding, which will shakes up old structures, argue Asit K Biswas & Cecilia Tortajada.
West's biggest threat is Russia, not China.
Ukraine crisis a reminder to West that biggest threat is from Russia, not China, writes G. Bin Zhao, who argues for a triangular global order, including China to create stability.
PECC comes to Beijing
PECC, the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council, will be coming to Beijing this week for its annual summit. The timing could not be better.
Cambodia: Australia’s new “dumping ground” for refugees?
Is Cambodia Australia’s new “dumping ground” for refugees, asks Kiri-Ana Libbesson.
Asian regionalism -- the next steps
To prepare for the next steps in regionalism in the Asia Pacific, we must fully appreciate the historical and strategic context, suggested Allan Gyngell at PECC 2014 in Beijing on 10 September.
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