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

Indian Elections 2019

Stay up-to-date on the Indian General Election 2019, the largest democratic exercise in the world.

China’s second-highest official, Premier Li Keqiang, is in Europe this week for a five-day tour amid competing visions on the continent for future EU-China relations. The Premier’s visit follows last month’s European trip by President Xi Jinping, which saw Italy’s endorsement of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) – the first endorsement of the project... View Article

With the Indonesian elections being held on 17 April, incumbent president Joko Widodo (Jokowi), and challenger Prabowo Subianto are ramping up their respective campaigns for the presidency of the world’s third largest democracy. The two presidential candidates discussed their competing visions for Indonesia, including governmental reform, the role of technology, international relations and defence, in... View Article

Officially in a recession after 18 years of growth, Turkey’s local elections became a vote of confidence in long-ruling President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.