China Evergrande, Facing $300 Billion in Debt, Has Been Ordered to Liquidate
By Kanis Leung and Zen Soo
China Evergrande Group is among dozens of Chinese developers that have collapsed since 2020 under official pressure to rein in surging debt.
Taiwan’s New President-Elect Should Prioritize the Economy
By Huynh Tam Sang
The greatest obstacle for the soon-to-be president of Taiwan is not the China threat, but rather economic concerns, particularly among young people.
Bhutan’s Long Journey Into the World Trade Organization
By Ladislav Charouz
25 years after Bhutan first applied to join the WTO, recent developments seem to be giving Thimphu a final push.
Zypl.ai: Spearheading AI-Driven Financial Innovation and Regional Integration in Central Asia
By Khiradmand Sheraliev
The potential for AI to bring about closer regional integration lies in its ability to address some of the traditional barriers to economic cooperation.
Rethinking US Foreign Aid
By Carl Schramm and Amy K. Mitchell
USAID was based on a flawed development theory from its inception. It’s past time to address that foundational mistake.
Cambodia Microfinance Association Findings Mark Retreat From Poverty Reduction Claims
By David Whitehouse
The country's recent microcredit boom has highlighted the wide gap between the theory of microfinance and its reality.
Kazakhstan’s Evolving Afghanistan Policy
By Aziza Mukhammedova
Afghanistan’s market and its position as a trade route that can connect Central Asia to South Asian ports are critically important to Kazakhstan.
Nomin Chinbat on Mongolia and the World Economic Forum
By Bolor Lkhaajav
In an interview with The Diplomat, Mongolia’s culture minister underscores the intersection of the economy and culture.
Why PhilHealth Doesn’t Need to Raise Premiums in 2024
By James Guild
With inflation continuing to rise, a scheduled premium increase seems likely to be suspended.
Gelephu: The World’s First Mindfulness City Is in Bhutan
By Namgay Zam
The city is envisioned as Bhutan’s new economic hub – an opportunity to capitalize on the economic corridor linking South Asia to Southeast Asia.
Will China Move Toward a ‘War-Driven’ Economy?
By Kung Chan and He Jun
A full pivot to war preparations is unlikely, but China will continue to shift toward a fully centralized economy.
How the UAE is Making a Splash in Indonesia’s Clean Energy Sector
By James Guild
Masdar’s willingness to work within the constraints of the country's political economy offers important lessons for the U.S.-backed Just Energy Transition Partnership.