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Crunch time for TPPA talks

Negotiations for the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement have to be concluded in the next few weeks, or it will be suspended. But there are still many unsettled issues.

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A short walk but with giant steps

Bandung 2015 is a chance to build on the cooperation among developing countries launched by Bandung 1955.

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Winds of change in Asia

The birth of new development banks led by developing countries and the United States’ failure to block them are signs of rebalancing of economic power, especially in Asia.

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Lee Kuan Yew and the Asian model

An important legacy of Lee Kuan Yew was the formulation of one of the Asian models that have been driving successful Asian economies forward.

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Putting the finger on external debt

As the country’s situation has become a topic of debate and confusion, it is useful to review and clear the air on the matter.

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Gaza under fire — six months on

HUNDREDS of thousands of Palestinians in Gaza are still homeless or live in the rubble of the 20,000 houses that were destroyed and 80,000 others damaged by Israeli bombs and artillery fire.

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A new wave of trade protection?

Two US Congress Bills on currency manipulation threaten to unleash a new wave of trade protection and may also derail trade agreements like the TPPA.

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Crisis or opportunity for Greece?

A political earthquake in Greece opens new roads, either to a resolution to its economic crisis or a very messy situation for Europe and the world economy.

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