Going into his second term, there is optimism that incumbent Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) will be less constrained in his pursuit of reform and development.

Almost three quarters of US companies operating in China are experiencing negative effects from the ongoing trade war, according to a new report by the American Chamber of Commerce in China and Shanghai (AmCham China). A survey of almost 250 US firms trading in China found that 74.9 per cent have experienced adverse impacts from... View Article

Singapore Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan’s speech in Washington DC last week – in which he called for the US to accept China’s rise – highlights how US-China trade tensions are exerting pressure on smaller Asian economies. Speaking in the US capital last Wednesday, Minister Balakrishnan called for “constructive competition” between China and the US, and... View Article

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China will impose additional tariffs on US$60 billion worth of US goods on 1 June, Reuters reports, in response to Washington’s announcement of increased duties on Chinese goods last week.  A statement from China’s Finance Ministry confirmed that a total of 5,140 US products will be subject to additional tariffs of 5, 10, 20 and... View Article

President Trump has made good on his threat to hit China with additional tariffs today (Friday), increasing duties on US$200 billion worth of goods from 10 per cent to 25 per cent, the BBC reports. The escalation follows President Trump’s warning on Sunday that additional tariffs will be imposed unless a breakthrough is made during... View Article

Indian Elections 2019

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The US has threatened to impose new tariffs on Chinese imports this Friday and increase those on US$200 billion of goods by more-than-double, according to tweets by President Trump. The escalation seems to be in response to backtracking by Chinese officials on terms of the deal which would substantially alter its impact, Reuters reports. The President... View Article