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Asia Pacific

01 Dec 2020

Trade negotiations: which region has the best poker face?

Alan Mitchell | Former AFR Economics Editor

A number of factors make Asia’s newest trading bloc different to those of the past. But China continues to hold the best hand.

17 Nov 2020

RCEP: signalling global trade

Khoon Goh | Head of Asia Research, ANZ

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement has finally been signed. Almost a decade after it was first conceived.

19 Oct 2020

Aus business growth in Asia in the slow lane

Greg Earl | Writer, editor and consultant

The number of Australian-owned businesses operating in Asia has grown very little since 2003 - despite initiatives to encourage integration with the region.

29 Sep 2020

Central Banks get cryptic

Andrew Cornell | Managing Editor, bluenotes

As global interest rates crater and COVID-19 recessions metastasise, central banks are being forced to re-evaluate their role in currency and money creation.

18 Sep 2020

LONGREAD: sustainable development the ASEAN way

Merriden Varrall | Director Australia Geopolitics Hub, KPMG

Are the principles and structures of the ASEAN Way holding the region back from making steps towards sustainable development?

10 Sep 2020

ASEAN’s post-pandemic opportunity

Khoon Goh | Head of Asia Research, ANZ

ASEAN governments need better coordination and closer integration to thrive in a post-COVID world and avoid a long drawn recovery.

31 Aug 2020

COVID or not, Asia remains a growth opportunity

Isaac Rankin | Managing Director - Commercial, ANZ

Australians companies which lean into their relationships in Asia will have a stronger chance of rebounding after the COVID-19 crisis.

20 Aug 2020

Aus financial services: room to grow

Kristen Bondietti | Director, ITS Global

Australia can leverage the uncertainty of a post-COVID environment to expand financial services exports to the Asia-Pacific region.

16 Jul 2020

Gov spending to revive Fiji

Kishti Sen & Tom Kenny | International Economist & Senior International Economist, ANZ

Fiji may have avoided the COVID-19 health crisis but it’s struggling with a severe economic crisis.

03 Jun 2020

Post-COVID China: recovery and the demand gap

Shane White | Content Manager - Institutional, ANZ

A gap in demand must be closed for China – and the world’s – economy to recover fully from the COVID-19 pandemic.

04 Mar 2020

A viral tsunami

Andrew Cornell | Managing Editor, bluenotes

As the world reacts to - and prepares against - a global pandemic, what do we know of the lifecycles of previous disasters?

03 Mar 2020

IN CHARTS: keeping up with COVID-19

Khoon Goh | Head of Asia Research, ANZ

Just as China seemed to be getting the coronavirus under control, the situation is worsening in other countries.