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Islamic Economics in Presidential Election 2019: Synthesis of Tension in Political Islam in Indonesia

October 13, 2018 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, World Politics, Asia - PacificComments (0)

By Ahmad Dahlan The issue of political Islam and the state in Indonesia apparently continues to roll ahead of the 2019 presidential election as President Joko Widodo from the Indonesian Democratic Struggle Party (PDIP) took Professor Ma’ruf Amin as a vice presidential candidate. Ma’ruf Amin is an ulema, scholar, and an expert in Islamic economics.

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How to keep the Philippine economic future on track

October 3, 2018 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Asia - Pacific, Dan Steinbock, On Duterte and the PhilippinesComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock               The Philippines is on the right path, if the government can continue to balance between strong growth amid international uncertainty, while pushing reforms that raise living standards. Inflation and foreign

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

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

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.

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

Mainstreaming Islamic Social Finance

July 24, 2018 • FINANCE & BANKING, Asia - Pacific, Responsible FinanceComments (0)

By Ebi Junaidi and Primandanu FA Over the years, Zakah (mandatory alms-giving), waqf (Islamic endowment funds) and Islamic not-for-profit microfinance have been regarded as traditional and miniscule in importance. In this article, the authors present the

Singapore as an ASEAN Asset Management Hub

May 30, 2018 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, SPECIAL FEATURES, Global Giants, Editor’s Choice, Asia - Pacific, Global Capital Markets, Top Investment DestinationsComments (0)

By Francis Koh and Boris Liedtke Singapore like other ASEAN countries is also confronted with the universal challenge of retirement funding. Nonetheless, the authors argue that Singapore can address such headwind through a number of policy changes and that

The Koreas Unified and at Peace? – How about Syria, Iran and Venezuela?

May 9, 2018 • World Politics, International Relations, Editor’s Choice, Asia - PacificComments (0)

By Peter Koenig Peace – in the Koreas, is what the world expects; and Peace in the world is what humanity expects, the vast majority – 99.9% of the world population wants peace, but it’s the 0.1% that commands war and destruction, since war and