21 January, 2022

written by: Dragoman Digest

We examine China's regulation of venture capital funding, China's record number of small business closures, and Japan's proposed subsidy program.

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14 January, 2022

written by: Dragoman Digest

We examine China's limiting of lending to African countries, the roll out of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, Israel's shift in approach to the US-Iran nuclear deal, and the consequences of China's zero-Covid policy on supply chains.

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7 January, 2022

written by: Dragoman Digest

We examine Indonesia's ban of coal exports in January, conflicting strands in Australia's China policy, President Erdogan's high-stakes lira gambit, and key elections that we are tracking in 2022.

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23 December, 2021

written by: Dragoman Digest

We examine the election of Gabriel Boric in Chile, China's strained relationship with Egypt, junk carbon credits issued in Indonesia, Russia's controversial draft treaty, and Italy's push forward with wind farm projects despite local opposition.

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17 December, 2021

written by: Dragoman Digest

We examine ExxonMobil's 'Blue Whale' project, the US' position on carbon border adjustment mechanisms, Nord Stream 2's halted certification, China's pressure on Lithuania, and the EU's alternative to China's Belt and Road Initiative.
 

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10 December, 2021

written by: Dragoman Digest

We examine President Biden’s first visit to Southeast Asia, China’s lower growth outlook, major investments into semiconductor capability, the deposition of Myanmar’s Suu Ki, and projected economic losses in China amid extreme climate events.

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1 October, 2021

written by: Dragoman Digest

We examine the politics of China's debt crises, China's enhanced IP legislation, South Korea's efforts to curb big tech's app-store dominance, divergence in ESG regulations and consideration of climate change as a security risk at the United Nations. 

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23 September, 2021

written by: Dragoman Digest

We examine the impacts to Hong Kong and Macao in Xi Jinping's push for "common prosperity," China's race for 6G dominance, Ford's exit from manufacturing in India, Turkey's growing footprint in Africa and a failed coup in Sudan. 

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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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