17 September 2021

written by: Dragoman Digest

We examine rising concerns over China Evergrande Group, the US' approach to China tech export controls, Japan's new Digital Agency, the optics of Xi's common prosperity campaign, Guinea's military coup and a new hardliner nuclear chief in Iran. 

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10 September, 2021

written by: Dragoman Digest

We examine Japan's efforts to maintain domestic semiconductor manufacturing, progress to Chile's much-anticipated National Mining Policy, ASEAN's 2025 renewables target, Garuda Indonesia's debt restructuring and China's import restrictions on Lithuania. 

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27 August, 2021

written by: Dragoman Digest

We examine Russia's three-phase hydrogen strategy, China's social welfare system, India's expanding military presence in the Indian Ocean, lessons from Israel's COVID-19 surge and China's maritime presence in the Levant. 

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20 August, 2021

written by: Dragoman Digest

We examine the challenges faced by coal-reliant economies in managing the energy transition, the Islamic bond market, dilemmas faced by the EU in implementing a CBAM, China's five-year plan to strengthen control over a slew of sectors and President Biden's Africa trade and engagement strategy.  Download commentary

13 August, 2021

written by: Dragoman Digest

We examine headwinds to India's hydrogen ambitions, Iran's attacks in the Middle East on the US and its allies, early teething issues for China's ETS and Prime Minister Modi's concerted efforts to liberalise India's economy and attract foreign investment. 

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6 August, 2021

written by: Dragoman Digest

We examine a model to accelerate the retirement of coal fleets in low and lower-middle income countries, Biden's pick for a key technology control position, rising household debt and asset prices in South Korea, global chip shortages and the roll-back of anti-corruption measures in Shenzhen. 

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30 July, 2021

written by: Dragoman Digest

We examine China's crackdown on US-listed private education firms, China's harsh measures against Didi, US' attempts at an Indo-Pacific wide digital trade agreement, water shortages in the Middle East and US coal shipments to China. 

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23 July, 2021

written by: Dragoman Digest

We examine looming supply chain headwinds for China, Chinese cyber attacks, Japan's newly proposed 2030 energy mix and the launch of China's emissions trading scheme.

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16 July, 2021

written by: Dragoman Digest

We examine the impact of the European Commission's climate package, the role of the National Development and Reform Commission in China's energy transition, Japan's support for Taiwan, stranded coal assets in Asia and Russia's third wave of COVID19. 

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2 July, 2021

written by: Dragoman Digest

We examine a huge tech merger in China, the implications of France's regional elections, Iran's next likely Supreme Leader, the threat of cyber-conflict to Western economies and paramount leader Xi Jinping's vision of "common prosperity." 

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25 June, 2021

written by: Dragoman Digest

We examine a new front to China's campaign to control market excess, the trajectory for the region following President Biden's military realignment, greening the Belt and Road Initiative, China's push to join the ​CPTPP and Japan's hydrogen bet.

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18 June, 2021

written by: Dragoman Digest

We examine policy changes to local government revenue in China, Indonesia's relationship with China, the G7's Build Back Better infrastructure initiative, Prime Minister Suga's political fortunes and the Iranian election.

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4 June, 2021

written by: Dragoman Digest

We examine the implications of the IEA's net-zero 2050 pathway for oil exporters, China's control over processed manganese, the weakening of Indonesia's Corruption Eradication Commission, the legislation of Japan's net-zero 2050 target and the China-EU investment relationship. 

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28 May, 2021

written by: Dragoman Digest

We examine Japan's plans to lift its cap on defence spending, the first official investment commitment to Indonesia's sovereign wealth fund, the release of climate-related financial risk disclosure regulations in the US, the impact of a telecoms deal in Ethiopia and EU climate division. 

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May 21, 2021

written by: Dragoman Digest

We examine the scale of commitment needed to end the pandemic, a COVID-reckoning for Modi's BJP, China's secret occupation of northern Bhutan, policy directives targeting Chinese renewable energy players and the emergence of new political forces in Peru and Chile. 

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