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US/China trade

Security not economics is likely to drive US trade engagement in Asia

Gary Clyde Hufbauer and Megan Hogan: East Asia Forum: 9th of January 2022 US trade engagement in Asia had a transitionary year in 2021. To curtail Chinese influence, the US is striving to increase its Indo-Pacific engagement. The recently announced ‘Indo pacific framework’ is how the US aims to engage with Asian states. However, the…

Vietnam Trade

The Limits of Vietnam’s Labor Reforms

Vietnam’s Labor Reforms are not as extensive as some publications made it out to be. Vietnam has a single Trade Union as it is a one-party state. Recently, state-backed English language news outlets have pointed to the newly allowed unaffiliated Workers Organisations as an example of Independent Trade Unions. Click here to find out why…

HOW DOES ASIA VIEW THE US ELECTIONS? IS ‘DEMOCRACY AT WORK’ ATTRACTIVE?

Chairman and Founder of the Asia Scotland Institute, Roddy Gow OBE, has recently had the following article published in the Scotsman. As we have watched the drama play out on television and in the press that has been the US Presidential Election of 2020, how is this seen by others? Even in Scotland where we…

Rethinking AI talent strategy as automated machine learning comes of age

Do companies still need to hire a large contingent of data scientists to build machine learning models or can AutoML reduce the demand for this elusive talent?  This article was published by Mckinsey & Company in its Analytics series. In recent years, as the promise of artificial intelligence (AI) crystallized across industries, organizations revamped their…

Why airlines that can pivot to ultra-long-haul flights will succeed in the post-coronavirus era

This article by Linus Bauer was originally published in The Conversation. Coronavirus sent shockwaves through the aviation industry. Liquidity-strapped airlines across the world have been sent into administration or part government ownership following global lockdowns and a massive reduction in air travel. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) predicts the airline sector is heading for a US$84 billion…

SCDI plan for Scotland’s Green Recovery

The Scottish Council for Development and Industry (SCDI) have developed a plan for Scotland’s Green Recovery from the COVID-19 crisis with our Clean Growth Leadership Group and our members. It has 12 big ideas for how we kick-start the Scottish economy, create new green jobs and accelerate our progress to net-zero. It contains four fundamental principles: Impact –…