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Development via regional integration – Mongolia’s chance for a prosperous future

Regional integration offers Mongolia the opportunity for a more prosperous future. But the country has lagged in this effort, which is surprising given its geographical location where bold...
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Is regional economic integration in Central Asia a doomed vision or a promising future?

Central Asia has for centuries been seen as a neglected Russian “backyard,” but international interest in the region has increased over the last two decades because of its vast stores of energy...
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US dollar outlook: Secular stagnation and the threat from the East

In the eyes of many commentators, the US dollar’s reign as the global reserve currency is under threat from two angles. The first comes from within the US—a permanent deficiency in demand or...
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Was it all ‘nirvana?’ Why the emerging country gloom is mistaken

Many emerging markets assets submerged in 2013 and continued to do so in early 2014. The negative reaction of currency and stock and bond prices in several emerging markets to a cautious statement...
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Can the PRC win the hearts and minds of Africa?

As economic power shifts from West to East, one of the key players affecting Asia’s rise is Africa. But as is often the case with Africa, it is often overlooked. So much is written about the rise...
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