Bruce Stokes

Asia's views hold key to (lack of) climate change accord

The real test of the Paris climate change conference is whether the 190-plus countries can produce any viable agreement, says Bruce Stokes.

  • Jeffrey Towson

    What to do when you fail in China

    Don't put too much faith in contracts and remember that there are always second chances in China, Jeffrey Towson advises.

  • Christopher Aston

    Relending program shows China girding for bank bailouts

    There has been a lot of confusion about the mechanism in and purpose of China's new credit asset relending program. This mainly stems from deliberately vague public statements made by the People's Bank of China. Despite the bank's unwillingness t...

  • Tomoo Kikuchi and Chua Yeow Hwee

    Changing the financial order in Asia-Pacific

    Asian financial architecture today is still standing on the Bretton Woods system established in 1944 to regulate international finance in the aftermath of World War II. Since then, the U.S. dollar has become the preferred currency in cross-border tra...

  • Adam Schwarz

    Myanmar under the NLD: an investor's view

    In the eyes of investors, Aung San Suu Kyi has one pressing priority after the stunning victory of her National League for Democracy party in Myanmar's Nov. 8 polls: clarifying her party's economic reform program, including its position on foreign in...

  • Sean Turnell

    Myanmar's democracy dividend begins with an economic re-boot

    The stunning victory of Myanmar's National League for Democracy in the country's Nov. 8 election was, above all, an expression of the people's desire for freedom. Inspired by the NLD's message of "change," it also reflected a yearning to rise abo...

  • Andy Yee

    Hong Kong, Singapore unlocking their fintech potential

    Two of Asia's biggest urban hubs are well positioned to spur fintech innovations, says Andy Yee.

  • Richard Ghiasy

    Neglect of private sector adds to Afghan woes

    Kabul must quickly take steps to nurture the private sector without waiting for the security situation to improve, says Richard Ghiasy.

  • Peter Fuhrman

    China needs more than goals to tap shale gas

    What is most needed is more commercial competition, more players and more market signals, says Peter Fuhrman.

  • Vikram Nehru

    Now comes Aung San Suu Kyi's true test of leadership

    Power transition and running the government will require of Aung San Suu Kyi a different kind of leadership than before, says Vikram Nehru.

  • Derek Tonkin

    Myanmar -- caveat investor

    It is time for the U.S. to ease up on its targeted sanctions and support Asia's fledgling democracy, writes Derek Tonkin.

  • Gregory Poling

    A legal route to peace in the South China Sea

    There are two distinct but deeply interwoven types of disputes in the South China Sea. The first is over the land features in the area -- the specks of coral, rock and sand that constitute the Paracel and Spratly Islands, along with a few other featu...

  • Justin Patrie

    TPP to set precedent for Asian economic integration

    The Trans-Pacific Partnership is already beckoning additional Asian nations and one day might even charm China, says Justin Patrie.

  • Howard Archer

    Economic implications of the tragic events in Paris

    Friday's truly awful events in Paris will obviously negatively impact on the Parisian economy in the near term, and there are also likely to be some knock-on effects elsewhere in France. This risk is magnified by the strong concern that further attac...

  • Michael Vatikiotis

    Myanmar is a new beacon of democracy

    A new era dawned on Myanmar, but democracy must not be taken for granted and close monitoring will be necessary, says Michael Vatikiotis.

  • Kamal Alam

    In the aftermath of Paris, a warning for Asia

    Less than 48 hours after the terrorist attacks in Paris, the French Air Force carried out heavy air strikes in the Syrian city of Raqqa, the stronghold of the self-styled Islamic State. We have been here before: After the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, ...

  • Bilahari Kausikan

    Thinking about ASEAN realistically

    For ASEAN to be more effective, it needs to gain more public understanding and break out of its current elite character, says Bilahari Kausikan.

  • Nicholas Spiro

    Ringgit a pointer for emerging markets

    For a reliable proxy of investor sentiment towards emerging markets, look no further than the Malaysian ringgit. Some other emerging market assets, notably Latin American equities and currencies, have reflected the severity of the deterioration i...

  • Nicholas Farrelly

    Myanmar's days of destiny

    Myanmar has no recent experience of a peaceful transfer of political power. Long weighed down by the paranoia of a dictatorial military hierarchy, it is more than 50 years since the government changed hands through a popular vote. Since it seized...

  • Yves Tiberghien

    China set to make its mark on the G-20

    A distracted Turkey won't have much to show for its chairmanship, but successor China is preparing a more active agenda, says Yves Tiberghien.