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    1. April 23, 2015

      America’s wobbly economic leadership

      The underlying theme of last week’s IMF/World Bank spring meetings was rising angst over retreating US leadership. The...

    2. April 21, 2015

      Vietnam’s inward investment surge — will it last?

      The number of inward investment projects into Vietnam more than doubled last year, with 241 investments being made by...

    1. April 20, 2015

      Japanese head of ADB plays down China-led rival AIIB

      The Japanese head of the Asian Development Bank has expressed scepticism about China’s move to establish a rival, saying the...

    2. beyondbrics

      April 13, 2015

      How will the China-led AIIB actually work?

      After China’s notable political success in registering more than 35 applicants for funding membership of the yet to be...

    3. April 13, 2015

      China rejects Taiwan as AIIB founding member

      China has rejected Taiwan’s application to join its new Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank as a founding member, while...

    4. The Exchange

      April 9, 2015

      China has a role to play in setting the 'right' standards

      With nearly 50 applicants so far, the attention of the China-initiated Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank has shifted from...

    5. April 1, 2015

      China-led AIIB attracts rush of applicants

      Almost 50 countries are poised to join China’s Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank as founding members, after the deadline...

    6. March 30, 2015

      Japan expected to join Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

      Japan is likely to join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank within a few months, according to the country’s ambassador...

    7. beyondbrics

      March 24, 2015

      Guest post: US needs to ditch Cold War thinking in Asia

      By Noor Menai, CTBC Bank USA In a thinly veiled admonishment, the White House recently accused the UK – our closest ally –...

    8. March 24, 2015

      ADB sees China growth of at least 7% for next two years

      China’s economy will grow by at least 7 per cent for the next two years, according to the Asian Development Bank, in an...

    9. beyondbrics

      March 23, 2015

      Guest post: will China chose a neutral HQ for the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank?

      By Gavin Bowring, Asean Confidential With the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) gaining support from a...

    10. March 20, 2015

      Aso remarks show Japan dilemma over China-led bank

      Japan could join China’s new Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank if its concerns about governance are addressed, finance...

    11. March 15, 2015

      US should work with the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

      China’s decision to create a new development bank for Asia is proving a highly divisive enterprise. The Asian Infrastructure...

    12. March 12, 2015

      Q&A: the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

      The AIIB — what is it? The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank is one of four institutions created or proposed by Beijing...

    13. March 12, 2015

      US attacks UK’s ‘constant accommodation’ with China

      The Obama administration accused the UK of a “constant accommodation” of China after Britain decided to join a new China-led...

    14. March 8, 2015

      ADB set to boost lending by 40%

      The Asian Development Bank is set to raise the amount it can lend annually for infrastructure and other projects by nearly...

    15. February 19, 2015

      Concerns persist over Asean economic bloc

      When Google recently tried to move some engineers urgently from Malaysia to Thailand, the search engine titan hit a...

    16. January 7, 2015

      Philippines locks in record-low borrowing costs

      The Philippines has become the first sovereign issuer to tap the US dollar debt markets this year, locking in record-low...

    17. December 23, 2014

      China’s lenders are best placed to fix region’s infrastructure

      When, in years gone by, the head of China Development Bank, Chen Yuan, went abroad, his hosts literally rolled out the red...

    18. December 9, 2014

      A futile boycott of China’s bank will not push Xi out of his back yard

      Xi Jinping has a dream — an “Asia-Pacific dream” that offers an alternative to the pull of US President Barack Obama’s...

    19. beyondbrics

      December 8, 2014

      Cross-border power: problem or solution for south Asia?

      A problem in a single electricity transmission line running between India and Bangladesh caused a nationwide blackout in...

    20. November 9, 2014

      Obama and Xi seek to bridge strategic divide

      Barack Obama and Xi Jinping will meet in Beijing at the Apec leaders’ gathering, at a time when their careers are on very...

    21. October 24, 2014

      Concerns remain over Chinese rival to Asian Development Bank

      The Asian Development Bank’s chief economist said on Friday that a Chinese rival that was opposed by the US could help meet...

    22. October 23, 2014

      Oil Search buoyed by PNG gas project

      Oil Search has earmarked up to half its future net profits for dividend payments, as it reported record...

    23. October 7, 2014

      Hong Kong unrest puts focus on fading growth

      The sight of street protests, tear gas and barricades in the business district are usually not conducive to a stock market...

    24. September 25, 2014

      Asia ready for Fed tightening, says ADB

      Asian policy makers are now much better prepared to manage the onset of higher US interest rates, making a repeat of last...

    25. September 23, 2014

      IFC launches India’s first Maharaja bond

      The International Finance Corporation on Tuesday sold the debut tranche of its $2.5bn “Maharaja” rupee bond programme, the...

    26. September 19, 2014

      KBC winds up diamond finance arm after China deal collapses

      Belgian bank KBC will wind up its diamond financing arm after a deal to sell the division to a Chinese buyer fell through....

    27. beyondbrics

      September 8, 2014

      Xi's cancelled trip is credit negative for Pakistan, says Moody's

      In another unhappy turn for Pakistan, China’s president Xi Jinping postponed a state visit to the country on Saturday after...

    28. August 27, 2014

      Poverty eradicated at a statistical stroke

      If you had to live on $1.25 a day, would you feel poor? How about $1.50? The difference may hardly seem worth bothering...

    29. August 20, 2014

      Asians poorer than official data suggest, says ADB

      The Asian Development Bank has joined calls for a rethink of the way poverty is measured, saying the number of poor in Asia...

    30. August 19, 2014

      Climate change to slash south Asian GDP, development bank warns

      South Asian economies will be badly squeezed by climate change within a few decades if no action is taken to reduce the...

    31. August 10, 2014

      Tunisia and Pakistan join the sukuk rush

      Countries including Pakistan, Tunisia and South Africa are drawing up plans to issue government bonds that comply with...

    32. beyondbrics

      July 23, 2014

      Guest post: Myanmar must choose between resource curse and export-led development

      By Stuart Larkin of the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies Following his “flipping the switch” on political reform, Thein...

    33. beyondbrics

      July 15, 2014

      Guest post: does the world really need a Brics bank?

      By Ousmène Jacques Mandeng, Pramerica Investment Management Leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa are...

    34. July 2, 2014

      Shanghai leads race for Brics bank HQ

      Shanghai is leading a race to host the headquarters of a new “Brics” development bank that will challenge for the first time...

    35. The World

      June 29, 2014

      Xi harks back to China's 1950s foreign policy

      By Lucy Hornby It was a vintage 1950s moment as foreign diplomats based in Beijing streamed into the Great Hall of the...

    36. June 24, 2014

      China expands plans for World Bank rival

      China is expanding plans to establish a global financial institution to rival the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank,...

    37. May 29, 2014

      Japanese head of ADB welcomes rival Chinese fund

      The president of the Japan-dominated Asian Development Bank has cautiously welcomed a proposal by China to set up a rival...

    38. beyondbrics

      May 12, 2014

      Guest post: the secrets of Pakistan's economic upsurge

      By Gavin Bowring, Asean Confidential It’s rare to hear of Pakistan as Asia’s best performing stock market. But over the last...

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