Articles & Contributions from Members & Partners


Asia Scotland Institute launches digital hub at the University of Edinburgh

As we inspire the next generation to engage with Asia, it is important that we continue to develop even stronger relationships between students, staff, and alumni who share the same interests in this fascinating, diverse and dynamic continent. The start of a new academic year offers new opportunities and further developments in our university partnership…


The Benefits of the Modern Economic Silk Road; The China–Pakistan Economic Corridor

China’s international development project – the Belt and Road Initiative – incorporates the China–Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a modern silk road. The key to the corridor The CPEC is a combination of investments that seek to bridge Pakistan’s energy deficit and so rejuvenate its ailing industrial base, and loans. The aim of this development is…


Emerging markets: increasing or decreasing risks?

RICHARD DUNBAR, HEAD OF MACRO INVESTMENT RESEARCH, ABERDEEN STANDARD INVESTMENTS So far, 2018 has been a difficult year for emerging market (EM) assets, which in the last few months have fared significantly worse than their counterparts in developed markets. This has been due mainly to worldwide issues but also country-specific political uncertainty. Many investors are…