Asia Pacific

Amid the optimism and celebration last week around the inauguration of Joko Widodo as Indonesia’s president there were dark shadows as the country’s special interests ...

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Over half of middle-class Singaporeans say their greatest challenge is saving enough for their retirement

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The Australian government is spending over $1 billion a year to house 2,200 would-be asylum seekers in offshore detention centres in nearby Papua New Guinea ...

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The negative impact of Beijing’s refusal to allow democracy in Hong Kong and the protest demonstrations by pro-reformers is prompting Taiwan to reassess its growing ...

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Asia Pacific

Thailand: Junta wields tax weapon

By Oct. 21, 2014, 10:33 a.m.

Thailand’s military junta is using a program of economic stimuli and tax reforms to try to undermine the support for ousted and exiled Prime Minister ...

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About three-quarters of Pakistanis like the idea of Islamic banking that follows the dictates of Shariah religious law

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The Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations may be heading for the same bargaining purgatory as the Doha Round of the World Trade Organization, in which discussions are ...

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Asia Pacific

Chinese economy at a crossroads

By Oct. 17, 2014, 1:03 p.m.

If China can embrace real reforms, it can move toward real business development instead of the crony capitalism it has now

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Simon Fraser University has signed an agreement with the Indian Council for Cultural Relations  

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