- Daily Brief
- January 25, 2022
Recent incidents involving migrant workers and Singaporean law enforcement call into question Singapore’s treatment of foreign workers in the construction sector.
China is trying to undo its world’s largest polluter status, but there are obstacles to meeting this goal.
The crackdown on shell companies is expected to bring much-needed transparency to US financial activity.
Beijing’s influence over the former Soviet states has grown in parallel with its economic investment.
Beijing has launched a major trial of its state-run digital currency as it moves to lead in fintech.
The rapid spread of COVID-19 threatens to disrupt China’s economic growth and global supply chains.
Trade and history disputes have pushed the Japan-South Korea relationship to the edge.
The broader strategic issues driving competition between the two powers will remain unaddressed.
Tokyo’s strong ties to Washington may be jeopardised by the threat of auto tariffs.
President Trump’s hostility towards trade deficits could sink the North American Free Trade Agreement.
It was once Latin America’s richest country. Now Venezuelans are running low on food – and patience.
Australia’s strong economy is keeping ethno-nationalist politics at bay – for now.