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April 28, 2013

Great Timing on the Watch Trade in China

The watch trade plays a crucial role in China’s system of corruption and crony capitalism. If Beijing hopes to clean-up its act it will mean fewer Swiss-made timepieces on the wrists of Chinese officials. By Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark Clifford.

November 16, 2012

Mongolia Builds a New Identity

The resource-rich land remembered for the khans and sandwiched between two giants seeks a path to becoming a modern country. By Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark L. Clifford.

November 1, 2012

Lack of Political Leadership Bad for Business (PDF)

Responses to the Asia Business Council’s annual survey show the lowest level of business optimism among executives since the onset of the 2008 financial crisis. Uncertainty has increased, and so has a lack of confidence in global political leadership. The region’s business leaders are preparing for a long, grinding recovery. By Princeton in Asia Fellow

August 3, 2012

The Bear and the Panda Waltz

Russian President Vladimir Putin wants Russia to look east, where countries like China have a huge appetite for resources, but problems such as corruption and government interference stand in the way. By Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark L. Clifford.

June 20, 2012

Is Myanmar the Next China?

The formerly reclusive Southeast Asian nation is undergoing an economic liberalization similar to what its northern neighbour embarked on in 1978. By Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark L. Clifford.

May 2, 2012

A Gale-Force Storm

Chinese companies have blown into the wind power world, causing companies around the world to take notice. By Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark L. Clifford.

September 30, 2011

Asia Business Council Annual Survey 2011

Asia’s Chief Executive Perspectives The Asia Business Council’s sixth annual survey revealed growing concerns in future business conditions. Members are concerned about inflation in Asia and continued financial instability in the United States and Europe. The survey also asked about overall investment plans and trends affecting the Asian business environment and the executives’ own businesses.

September 28, 2011

Economic Transformation of the Greater Pearl River Delta: Moving Up the Value Chain

  The Greater Pearl River Delta (PRD) region has succeeded in the past as the world’s factory. With about 100 million people, Guangdong province would rank as one of the world’s larger countries, with a population about the same as the Philippines and larger than Germany or Vietnam. The PRD region, where about half of

June 10, 2011

Red Flags on Growth

A stultified innovation environment and increasingly stale labor market present some of the biggest challenges to China’s economy in the coming decade. By Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark L. Clifford.


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