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China is on the verge of gaining direct access to a second ocean from its mainland, a geopolitical gain that rarely occurs in an age of generally fixed country borders. The gain is due to years of infrastructure spending and a targeted international development project in Myanmar. China has been deeply involved with Myanmar’s port system and Irrawaddy River development. At the same [...]
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WHAT TO WATCH: The Bank of Japan releases data for monetary base, which is targeted by the central bank to reach 200 trillion yen at the end of 2013, 7:50 a.m. Indonesia’s economy probably grew 5.9 percent in the second quarter, in line with the five-year trend (see page 4), 10 a.m. Australia’s Treasurer Chris Bowen releases [...]
Foreign institutional investors bought $179 million of equities across India, Indonesia, South Korea, the Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam in the week to Wednesday, compared with net sales of about $440 million the week prior. Click here to continue reading.
The Bank of Japan’s strategy to end almost two decades of stagnation through unprecedented monetary stimulus may set off a ticking time-bomb for financial markets if it’s not followed by extensive structural reforms. Such reforms, critical to the success of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s economic program — dubbed Abenomics — have historically proved difficult to implement. The combination of a [...]
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