Tag Archives: China

The Return of India’s Irrational Exuberance

There is a huge opportunity for India to catch up with China and the rest of the world. But the way the Narendra Modi’s government is wasting this opportunity by pursuing harmful policies, such as promoting internal intolerance and nationalism, does not forebode well for India’s nearly 1.3 billion people.

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China to Continue Expanding its Influence in the Oil and Gas Sector

China will be a major energy player for the foreseeable future. On a demand basis, its crude consumption has increased by 10 percent on a year over year basis. And China is also actively filling up its strategic petroleum reserves

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Sri Lanka Tilts Back from China

The full extent of India’s involvement in the Sri Lankan elections in January 2015 and again in August 2015 remains unclear, but there is little doubt that New Delhi was at least able to unite Tamil groups against Rajapaksa, no doubt lubricated with plenty of money.

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Hypocrisy Mars RMB Devaluation Debate

China has dipped back into its ‘old bag of tricks’ and attempted to rev up the export engine one more time in order to give its flagging economy a much needed ‘shot in the arm’. The marching orders for Chinese policy makers are stability above all, reform when suitable and pragmatism always.

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Pakistan Warming up to Russia

Moscow’s changing policy towards Pakistan may result in military deals and energy cooperation.

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China Responds to Afghanistan’s Bloodiest Day

China’s ambassador promised training and equipment for Afghan forces. With peace talks faltering, will that be enough?

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Now is a Good Time to Pick Up Some Oil Stocks

If demand in China continues to weaken or if the Greek tragedy drags Europe and the rest of the world into the mire, then energy stocks would be hard hit. That is why protecting positions with stop loss orders is essential if you buy into the sector here.

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Redefining Japan’s Asia Diplomacy

Japan, along with the rest of Asia, must seize anew the opportunity to join in shaping the future of the regional architecture. During the lost decades, Japan’s Achilles heel was its inability to see the bigger picture. Japan must now ‘think big’ and engage multilaterally for the Asian regional order.

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Central Asia’s Future: Three Powers, Three Visions

China, Russia and the U.S. each have visions to connect Central Asia with the rest of Eurasia.

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Thailand’s Delicate Dance with the Major Powers

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev’s recent visit to Thai capital suggests that Thailand is now strategically courting authoritarian major powers, namely Russia and China, in defiance of Western criticism of Bangkok’s coup and military regime.

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