Emerging Markets Roundup: China

Beijing Tightens Trade Ties With Brazil   By Thomas Clouse   China and Brazil have agreed to strengthen cooperation in trade and development.   Chinese imports rise China and Brazil agreed to strengthen cooperation in trade and development in April ...

Vietnam Reshapes Economic Strategy

MILESTONES: VIETNAM   By Thomas Clouse   Vietnam’s policymakers are struggling to rein in inflation after the consumer price index (CPI) rose by a two-year high of 13.9% year-on-year in March.   Spending roars ahead The country performed well throughout ...

Reviving East Asia's Economic Miracle

COVER STORY: JAPAN   By Michael Shari     Although it inflicted unspeakable horrors upon an aging, hard-working population, Japan’s recent earthquake is breathing new life into a deflationary economy.     The symbolism was lost on no one when ...

Emerging Markets Roundup: China

CHINA BECOMES THE WORLD’S LEADING MANUFACTURER   By Thomas Clouse   Ending the more-than-100-year reign of the United States as the world’s top producer, China became the world’s largest manufacturer by output in 2010.   Jiabao talks down growth US-based ...

Taiwan Roundtable: Economy & Business

TAIWAN: CHARTING A STEADY COURSE Moderated by Joseph Giarraputo At a roundtable in Taipei, Global Finance brought together key figures in Taiwan’s banking and finance industry to discuss the prospects for one of Asia’s most successful export-driven economies.   Tzung-Ta ...

Emerging Markets Roundup: India

POWER SECTOR INSTALLS RECORD GENERATING CAPACITY   By Aaron Chaze   India’s power sector has installed the highest generating capacity ever in any fiscal year during the first nine months of the 2010-11 fiscal year.   India powers up its ...

Regional Report: Asia

ASIA ACTS AMID ADVERSITY   By Thomas Clouse   The turmoil in the Middle East and North Africa and the devastating consequences of the early March earthquake in Japan are dragging heavily on Asia’s export-led, resource-intensive economic recovery.   When ...

Emerging Markets Roundup: India

ROUNDUP: INDIA   By Aaron Chaze   The Indian government’s Central Statistical Office (CSO) unveiled a new consumer price index that it says will measure inflation more accurately.   Stepping up: India’s mobiles get boost The government currently uses the ...

Thailand / Cambodia: Border Dispute And Asean’s Role

NEWSMAKERS: THAILAND/CAMBODIA   By Thomas Clouse   Thai PM, Abhisit Vejjajiva The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) passed a crucial test last month after fighting that had erupted along a disputed border between Thailand and Cambodia resulted in at ...

Emerging Markets Roundup: China

ROUNDUP: CHINA   By Thomas Clouse   China imported $144 billion in goods in January, an increase of 51% over January 2010. The country’s exports also rose rapidly, growing 38% year-on-year to $151 billion.   Drought: Farmers suffer The resulting ...

DRs: Chinese Firms Believe In US IPO Market

EMERGING MARKETS INVESTOR: DR NEWS   By Anita Hawser   The wave of Chinese companies opting to list on American exchanges continues with a China-based manufacturer of rare-earth coated and prestressed building materials for roads and bridges issuing five million ...

Asia’s Liquidity Glut

ASIA'S LIQUIDITY SURPLUS: TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING?   By Shu-Ching Jean Chen   Top finance officials in Asia are eager to mitigate the debilitating effects of hot money flooding to the region. Corporations are less concerned .   ...

Emerging Markets Roundup: India

  ROUNDUP: INDIA   By Aaron Chaze   New Delhi–based IndiGo, India's third largest domestic airline, placed the world's largest single order ever for commercial jetliners.   Flying high: IndiGo places record-breaking aircraft order IndiGo ordered 180 aircraft with a ...

Singapore: The Cost Of Record Growth

MILESTONES: SINGAPORE   By Thomas Clouse   After a year in which its economy expanded at the fastest rate since it achieved independence in 1965, Singapore may be about to suffer a hangover.   Too hot? Singapore aims for sustainable ...