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China Shows Early signs of ESG Progress

Aberdeen Standard Investments – 15/01/2019 Regulatory change and gradual improvements in disclosures and engagement provide grounds for investor optimism. China has some of the world’s most polluted cities, including its capital. So it seems ironic that the Asian Corporate Governance Association hand-picked Beijing as destination of choice for its recent annual conference on environmental, social…

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New Years’ Resolutions

2019 stretches before us and you could be forgiven for feeling that if ever there was a need for an optimist it is now. The mission of the Asia Scotland Institute, founded nearly seven years’ ago is to Educate and Inspire Tomorrow’s Leaders in Scotland – and Today’s as well for that matter – and…

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The G20 was a temporary truce, not the end of Trump’s trade war

Govinda Finn Govinda Finn is Japan and developed Asia economist at Aberdeen Standard Investments and a member of the Asia Scotland Institute’s International Advisory Council.    It would be easy to see last weekend’s G20 meeting as heralding a thaw in the US-China trade war. But sadly, it hasn’t. There are some positives. It looks…