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Political risks higher In Asia, says Coface

October 5, 2018

PARIS - Global risk insurer Coface’s Political Risk Model currently ranks Asia above the world average in terms of political risk, behind the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America. Although political risks in Asia have remained broadly stable relative to other parts of the world, some exceptions are notable, Coface says. “These risks could cloud the outlook for some economies going forward.”

Strong regional demand for Graduate Management Education

October 1, 2018

RESTON, Virginia - Demand for graduate management education was stable in 2018 compared with 2017 according to findings of the annual Application Trends Survey from the Graduate Management Admission Council. Applications to business school programmes in the Asia-Pacific, European, and Canadian markets were up over 2017 while programmes in the United States reported a drop in volume.

European Parliament report calls for Cross-Strait talks, investment agreement with Taiwan

September 24, 2018

STRASBOURG - The European Parliament has adopted a Report on EU-China Relations during a plenary session in Strasbourg, France, in part calling on the European Union and its Member States to urge China to refrain from military provocation towards Taiwan, and endangering peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait.

New US/China tariffs raise risk of lower growth: S&P

September 19, 2018

HONG KONG – With China retaliating against the U.S. announcement of tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese imports - by imposing 5% to 10% tariffs on U.S. imports valued at $60 billion effective September 24 – ratings agency Standard and Poors is predicting what it calls “the shock arising from this escalation by both sides” to eventually have a larger proportionate impact on the U.S. economy than on China's.

SE Asia coal producers to face colder funding markets as climate warms: S&P

September 14, 2018

SINGAPORE - Coal producers in Southeast Asia could find themselves facing more difficult funding conditions as the region grapples with the environmental effects of climate change - despite strong underlying demand for coal to meet growing energy demand – ratings agency Standard and Poor’s says in a report published today.