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Despite impressive economic gains, million in Asia remain poor.

Why Social Protection Should Top the Asian Agenda

In Asia's fastest-growing economies millions have been lifted out of poverty, but the benefits have accrued to certain regions and cities, particular sectors and population groups, leaving many mired in poverty and dangerously disconnected from the new motors of growth.

Olivier De Schutter

Spread between the 1-year AAA and BBB+ corporate bond yields in PRC. View <a href="/sites/default/files/chaori-chart.png">chart</a> in full.

Chinese Bond Default – What Does it Mean for Asia's Bond Market Development?

Last Friday, 7 March, 2014, Shanghai Chaori Solar Energy Science and Technology Co Ltd defaulted on its 1 billion yuan ’Chaori-11 bond‘ when it failed to pay in full the coupon due that day. The default should not have taken investors by surprise as the company has been struggling over the past few years due to general weakness in the solar panel market.

Thiam Hee Ng

Renminbi Stepping in Right Direction Toward Internationalization

The PRC may be a globally significant economic and trading power, but the market share of its currency, the renminbi (RMB), lags well behind the US dollar and the euro. To align the RMB with its growing global stature, the PRC has embarked on a strategy to internationalize the currency. Typically, it is taking a gradual approach. 

Thierry de Longuemar

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