ADB Trims Indonesia’s 2012 Economic Growth Forecast

The Asian Development Bank cut its economic growth forecast for Indonesia this year to reflect slowing export growth. Manila-based ADB, whose mission is to promote growth […]

Bo Xilai case shows limits of ‘guanxi’: too-close connections with locals can be risky for foreigners doing business in China. (Source:

Chinese premier demands stronger anti-corruption efforts amid scandal over Politburo member

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao is demanding tougher anti-corruption efforts amid a huge political scandal over a now-suspended Politburo member whose wife has been named a […]

Blueseed’s visa-free, ship-based startup community (artist’s rendering) would let foreign entrepreneurs quickly ferry to nearby Silicon Valley. (Source:

Visa free offshore nation: business incubator approach

Entrepreneurs plan to anchor a floating tech startup incubator in international waters outside Silicon Valley next year. The venture, Blueseed, at, would allow foreign techies […]

India vs China: Inclusive vs Extractive Extractive political institutions (autocracy and empire) lead to extractive economies benefiting elites, and cannot create general prosperity save for […]

India’s trade deficit widens on crude import bill

India’s trade deficit has surged to a whopping $185 billion for the financial year ended March 31, 2012 due to skyrocketing crude oil prices in […]

China’s imports of most commodities, including crude oil and copper, are set to slow in March from February, reflecting weaker economic activity as distortions caused […]

Weak China GDP growth no signal for fresh stimulus

Speculation that China’s weakest quarter of annual economic growth since the global financial crisis will trigger a flood of policy support to fight the downturn […]

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