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Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership: A Guide to the World’s Largest Trade Agreement

This briefing was produced by Asia House Advisory. The world’s largest trade deal, driven by Asia Leaders of 15 Asia-Pacific economies – the ASEAN 10 plus Australia, China, Japan, New Zealand and South Korea – signed the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) on Sunday 15 November, creating the world’s largest economic bloc. Asia House Advisory provides an…

China’s 14th Five Year Plan (2021-2025) – Communist Party of China to boost consumption and technology self-reliance

A briefing document produced by Asia House. Following the Communist Party of China’s (CPC) Central Committee’s Fifth Plenum at the end of October, the CPC published an outline of proposals for China’s five-year plan to 2025 and long-term goals to 2035. The proposalsset out a more inwardly-focused approach in comparison to the export-oriented growth of…

The impact of COVID-19 on future mobility solutions

This article was written collaboratively by members of the McKinsey Center for Future Mobility. The authors include Saskia Hausler, Kersten Heineke, Russell Hensley, Timo Moller, Dennis Schwedhelm and Pei Shen. As the COVID-19 crisis rages, public life in many countries is grinding to a halt. The human toll is enormous, with the patient caseload and…

Why quality matters more than quantity

Andrew Miligan – Jackson Hole Economics Over millennia wise men and women have remarked on the importance of quality to the good life. “It is the quality of our work which will please God and not the quantity” (Mahatma Ghandi), “It is the quality rather than the quantity that matters” (Seneca) or “The happiness of…

Turkey’s Black Sea Natural Gas Find is No Economic Miracle

Stephen Blank – CG Policy Turkey’s announcement of a large natural gas find in the Black Sea, demonstrates it aspiration to become a major player in the energy sphere. But the discovery is insufficient for the country to become energy independent, and other constraints mean it is unlikely to stop its aggressive foreign policy moves.…

Global Economics Intelligence executive summary

McKinsey & Company – 10 Aug 2020 The US economy experienced a record-breaking GDP contraction of –9.5% (year over year) in the second quarter of 2020 (–32.9% annualized). Many analysts expect positive growth in the third quarter, stemming from partial reopening, but a continued surge of COVID-19 cases could halt further expansion. In terms of pandemic…

Reimagining the $9 trillion tourism economy—what will it take?

Tourism made up 10 percent of global GDP in 2019 and was worth almost $9 trillion, nearly three times larger than agriculture. But, the tourism value chain is fragmented, with limited coordination among SMEs and governments have generally played a limited role in the industry. COVID-19 has caused an unprecedented crisis for the tourism industry: international…

Economics and the Culture War

Some economists may prefer to concentrate on the current economic situation while standing apart from cultural questions, or to say that the current kerfuffle over “cancel culture” will recede when the economy improves. But this is to abdicate responsibility and to choose the easy road under cover of their discipline’s neutrality. The authority of economics…

The unexpected trip: The future of mobility in India beyond COVID-19

COVID-19 has presented India with an unprecedented economic, humanitarian, and healthcare challenge. The lockdown measures have helped contain the spread of the coronavirus but exacted an immense economic toll, with economists now predicting that the country’s gross domestic product will shrink between 1.5 percent and 5 percent during the 2021 fiscal year. On the business side,…