Topic-Economies and development

Confronting India’s ‘inequality problem’

YAN ISLAM | In a recent piece, Maitreesh Ghatak, Professor of economics at London School of Economics, reflects on India’s ‘inequality problem’. Read More

Geopolitical risk isn’t rare on earth

EDUADO ROCA, AKIHIRO OMURA AND JOHN FAN | Heightened geopolitical tension is drawing increased attention from businesses and financial markets. Geopolitical risk, occurring as… Read More

Southeast Asia Snapshot #16

SOVINDA PO | A fortnightly snapshot of what’s making the news in Southeast Asia Blinkin cuts short his ASEAN visit The US… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 1 December

TESS NEWTON CAIN | Solomon Islands focus shifts to Parliament Further to the riots of last week in Honiara, the weekend saw community… Read More

Who’s afraid of inflation?

YAN ISLAM | There is a great deal of concern being expressed on inflation across many parts of the world today. In the… Read More

China’s risky path to riches

ROWAN CALLICK | China’s relentless leader Xi Jinping hates the idea of braking, let alone using reverse gear. So in the face of fierce… Read More

Vanuatu: The view from the top of the Happy Planet Index

JAMIE TANGUAY | Vanuatu has recently ranked second in the Happy Planet Index (HPI)—a measure of efficiency in delivering long and happy lives… Read More

All eyes turn to Indonesia as it takes on the 2022 G20 presidency

CAITLIN BYRNE  |  Indonesia’s 2022 presidency will provide the G20 with the opportunity to focus on promoting inclusive growth, while demonstrating the country’s… Read More

The rise and decline of the World Bank’s Doing Business Report: Why India and Indonesia should be concerned

YAN ISLAM | There was a time when the creators of the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Index (EoDB) encapsulated in its… Read More

Road to COP26: Innovative sources of funding for climate action in the Pacific

NIC MACLELLAN | Global climate negotiations through the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) have focussed on targets for mitigation and the need… Read More


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