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How China’s Simultaneous Carrots and Sticks Work in Southeast Asia

October 1, 2018 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, International Relations, Asia - Pacific, ChinaComments (0)

By Huong Le Thu China’s applies simultaneously dual tactics of coercion and inducement to assert its position regionally and globally. Demonstrations in Vietnam and the Philippines only confirm that the harder China pushes, the more agitated responses from the coerced actors. Pursuing coercion tactics on individual actors is a long-term process and

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How US Trade War Is Spreading from Goods to Services

August 24, 2018 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Dan Steinbock, On Donald Trump AdministrationComments (0)

By Dr. Dan Steinbock Trump tariff wars are entering a new, far more dangerous phase. As the White House is expanding its tariff wars, collateral damage is about to spread from goods to services – much of it in the U.S.   After months of trade threats,

Trading the Global Future

August 21, 2018 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Dan Steinbock, On Donald Trump Administration, Strategies for the Changing WorldComments (1)

By Dr. Dan Steinbock PART I: Bad Timing (This is the first of a three-part series.)  In this commentary, Dr Dan Steinbock argues that Trump’s tariff wars take place in a very bad time, are based on bad policies and will have bad consequences. This is

Will Trump’s Trade War Precipitate a Currency War?

August 6, 2018 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, World Politics, On Donald Trump AdministrationComments (0)

By Dr. Jack Rasmus (3rd in a series on Trump Trade policy) Last week, mid-July, Trump threatened $500 billion in tariffs on China imports, escalating his prior threat to impose $200 billion on China. He then threatened hundreds of billion in tariffs on world

Boosting the Philippine Economy through Sustainable Tourism

July 26, 2018 • EMERGING TRENDS, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, SPECIAL FEATURES, Asia - Pacific, Climate Change & SocietyComments (0)

By Fernando Martin Roxas, John Paolo Rivera, and Eylla Laire Gutierrez Sustainability has become a concern in the travel and tourism industry. Stakeholders need to fully understand the issues, identify the root causes of the problem, and create interventions

Race and Caste: Worlds Apart But Closer Than You Think

July 26, 2018 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, India, World DevelopmentComments (2)

By Rajesh Sampath Combining historical knowledge and awareness of the present situation in America and India, one can deduce that racial and caste-based discrimination are by and large deeply entrenched in their culture and systems. The big question then is

Tourism: the Philippines’ Next Growth Engine

July 25, 2018 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, SPECIAL FEATURES, Asia - PacificComments (0)

By Bernardo Villegas and Maria Cherry Lyn Rodolfo Home to some of the world’s finest tourist destinations, the Philippines can indeed achieve significant economic headway by fostering its tourism industry. Discover how Dutertenomics and the government’s

Ease of Doing Business Act – the key to the Philippines’ economic comeback?

July 25, 2018 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Asia - Pacific, On Duterte and the Philippines, Top Investment DestinationsComments (0)

The Philippines has been vying for the ease of doing business act to be signed, and when it was on May 28, economists and business leaders are on the loose, trying to see if this act/bill will become the ultimate key to the country’s economic comeback.

Financial Inclusion in India: Social Enterprises as the Unlikely Heroes

July 24, 2018 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, India, Responsible Finance, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By D. Anisha Adhikari and Siddhant Mishra Financial inclusion in India has been the area of focus for the government and social enterprises for some time now. While the tribal populace, especially women, stay largely excluded from access to financial

Singapore’s Governance, Prosperity, and Future Challenges

July 24, 2018 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, SPECIAL FEATURES, Asia - Pacific, Governance & RegulationComments (0)

By Ian Austin The Singapore government post-GFC has moved to “anchor” in selected sectors and the peak MNEs within these designs for long-term national economic growth, and it showed how the national polity through the varying 2011 and 2015 election