India zone’s goal: Foreign investment

The Gujarat International Finance Tec-City, or GIFT City, project — a special economic zone in India’s western state of Gujarat — is an endeavor by the country to join a connected global marketplace.

How Soft is Japan’s Soft Power?
Sathish Govind

Japan’s striptease feat in the international arena and the delicate balance with the various superpowers have allowed it to leverage the external economic strength and the military might of the superpowers to its advantage.

Japan-ASEAN economic partnership boosted
Sok Chan

Last Saturday, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Japan signed the first protocol to amend the comprehensive economic partnership (AJCEP) to expand trade, goods and services, and investments among member states and Japan.

A Maersk Line container ship prepares to depart port in Long Beach, California, U.S. July 16, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Global economic slowdown to rattle South-east Asia

A projected slowdown across major global economies in 2019 is a drag on the demand outlook for the entire South-east Asian region, where many developing and emerging nations rely on exports to power growth.