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Japan, Australia to promote regional trade deals

Japan Today – 16 July 2021 In the recent third Japan-Australia Ministerial Economic Dialogue, both Tokyo and Canberra agreed the importance of both the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership in economic recovery after Covid-19 restrictions and agreed on a commitment to promoting the two regional trade deals. Read the full article here.

Australia should bet on digital engagement with Southeast Asia

Huong Le Thu, 29 June 2021 – ASPI Strategist Late last year, Australia committed to $500 million in development aid for the Southeast Asia region, providing immediate assistance in infrastructure, public health and maritime resources. However, this article argues that Australia should invest in the region’s future, particularly in the digital and tech industry, in…

China’s Census 2021: 5 Takeaways for Foreign Investors

Alexander Chipman Koty, China Briefing – 31 May 2021 China’s recent demographic trends have presented uncertainty for the country, however in this article on China Briefing, the author looks at how foreign investors can exploit the trends revealed in the country’s 2021 census data and what they mean for macroeconomic development and industry growth. Read…

Four ways China’s economy can rise to the population challenge

Aidan Yao, South China Morning Post – 16 June 2021 In this opinion article on SCMP, Aidan Yao examines how China can mitigate the effects of its demographic challenges on its economy by raising the retirement age, utilising the skills of its educated workers to their full advantage and continuing its drive into the robotic…

China in Context EP20: The economic implications of Covid-19

Duncan Bartlett, SOAS China Institute – 22 June 2021 In this episode of the China in Context podcast, Duncan Bartlett talks with Tommy Wu, lead economist for the Asia-Pacific region at Oxford Economics, about the economic worries that remain for the country despite their impressive economical bounce-back. Listen to the full podcast here.

Digital Salarymen? – Teleworking and the Post-Coronavirus Japanese Economy

Aidan Gilbert, The University of Edinburgh – 29 March 2021 What does office life look like in Japan? Ask many a westerner the first image that comes to mind when mentioning working in Tokyo and you would receive a very familiar answer. Legions of suited up salarymen and women rushing from office to office, jam-packed…

India’s new mining reforms explained

Matthew Hall, Mining Technology – 17 March 2021 The Modi Government claims that reforming the mining industry is a vital part in India’s ambitious plan of becoming a $5tn economy by 2025. This article in Mining Technology explains the importance of the sector, what changes are being made and why these vast legislative changes are…

Eyeing US crude, India plans to buy less oil from Middle East

Debjit Chakraborty and Dhwani Pandya, Al Jazeera – 17 March 2021 According to officials, Indian refiners are planning to cut their oil purchases from Saudi Arabia in May and buy more from the U.S. as a result of OPEC+ supply restrictions and stronger gasoline demand during Covid-19. Read the full article on Al Jazeera here…