The US and China could be ready to announce a deal to end the long-running trade discord as early as next Friday, according to CNBC. Chinese Vice Premier Liu He will travel to Washington for talks next week, following negotiations in Beijing on Wednesday which seem to have been constructive. The South China Morning Post... View Article

Indonesia’s Planning Minister Bambang Brodjonegoro announced this week that the government has decided to relocate Indonesia’s capital city. However, the location of the new capital is still undecided. President Jokowi suggested on Tuesday that he is considering spending US$33 billion on the move, which would be financed by both the public and private sectors. Jakarta... View Article

Indian Elections 2019

Latest updates from the largest democratic exercise in the world.

Indian Elections 2019

Asia House is partnering with the University of Nottingham’s Asia Research Institute to keep you up-to-date on the Indian Elections 2019. Read their analysis on the largest democratic exercise in the world below. What we know This week was the biggest week of polling to date, with 211 seats polled – 39 per cent of the total... View Article

China has used the 2019 Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing to address global concerns around the project’s financing. Speaking at the forum – which is assembling world leaders including Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan as well as economic figures such as IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde... View Article

Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat was announced as Singapore’s new Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) on Monday, beginning his new role on 1 May. The new DPM is being widely tipped as the person who will succeed current PM Lee Hsien Loong before the next General Election due to be held in early 2021. The appointment... View Article

We take a closer look at China's ambitious integration project to boost future growth.

Indian Elections 2019

Latest updates from the largest democratic exercise in the world.

Jokowi and running mate Ma’ruf Amin are set for a comfortable win.

China’s economy performed better-than-expected in Q1, growing at 6.4 per cent, Reuters reports. Figures released by the National Bureau of Statistics exceeded analysts’ predictions, which had estimated growth at 6.3 per cent in the first quarter of 2019. According to the Financial Times, the uptick was fuelled by positive progress in US-China trade talks and government... View Article