The U.S.-Japan Trade Deal

By Matthew P. Goodman, Dylan Gerstel, Nicholas Szechenyi, & Michael J. Green — On Wednesday, Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. president Donald Trump met on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly meetings and announced a bilateral trade…

Update on India’s States: September 25, 2019

Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, and Assam have worst malnutrition levels; Gujarat amends Solar Power Policy 2015 to expand solar use by MSMEs; Himachal Pradesh simplifies process for non-residents to acquire land; New Solar Energy Policy, 2019 in Rajasthan and Electric…

Update on India’s States: September 18, 2019

Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu oppose the center’s plan to enforce advance payments to power generators; Andhra Pradesh convenes committee to review development plans created by the previous government; New Delhi to bring back odd-even days for auto use in November;…

Update on India’s States: September 11, 2019

Andhra Pradesh approves new sand mining policy; Delaware and Gujarat sign sister-state agreement; Haryana boosts water and power subsidies for farmers; Karnataka widens ambit of its Solar Park policy; Rajasthan releases draft wind and solar policies; Tamil Nadu’s chief minister,…

Update on India’s States: September 6, 2019

The Appellate Tribunal for Electricity blocks Andhra’s moves to harm power PPAs; Delhi government waives water arrears; Australia’s IEEFA expects Gujarat to add 46 GW of renewable power in 10 years; Haryana passes a new Enterprises Promotion Bill; Rajasthan launches…

Red Flags: Why Was China’s Fourth Plenum Delayed?

By Jude Blanchette & Mingda Qiu — On August 30, the Politburo of the Communist Party of China (CCP) announced that the long-awaited Fourth Plenum of the Nineteenth Central Committee will convene in October 2019, during which the body will review…

Pushing Healthtech to the Forefront in Southeast Asia

By Kim Mai Tran —   Southeast Asia’s healthcare industry is at a crucial crossroad. Economic development and disposable income have increased the demand for quality healthcare; demographic changes, the emergence of new chronic diseases and health challenges, and the…

Update on India’s States: August 28, 2019

NITI Aayog ranks states’ water management- Gujarat on top; Ministry of New & Renewable Energy ranks states’ rooftop solar policies- Karnataka on top; Andhra softens on re-opening the states’ power contracts with generators; Delhi working with World Bank to assess…