India and Japan Form Their Own Economic Corridor

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a proposal for the Asia Africa Growth Corridor (AAGC) at the annual meeting of the African Development Bank in May, a proposal that won strong support from Japan We believe that the two countries are trying to counterbalance the Belt and Road (B&R) initiative with the AAGC plan, which China should … Continue reading India and Japan Form Their Own Economic Corridor

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With an eye on China, Australia-India warily embrace

New Delhi's decision to exclude Canberra from upcoming trilateral Malabar naval exercises with Japan and the US underscores the Indian Ocean's delicate strategic balance By Helen Clark When India recently decided against allowing Australia to join the upcoming Malabar joint naval exercises it holds annually with the United States and Japan, the move immediately sparked … Continue reading With an eye on China, Australia-India warily embrace

Wave of foreign fund flows lifts all boats in Asian equities

The MSCI Emerging Markets Asia Index surged 14.3% this year through March 29, outpacing a 6% gain in MSCI World By Nick Westra Asian equity markets have been world-beaters so far this year as global investors unwind record positions in the US dollar and pump the proceeds into cheaper, higher-yielding assets throughout the region. The … Continue reading Wave of foreign fund flows lifts all boats in Asian equities

Israel’s arms sales to India could imperil ties with China

By Emanuele Scimia Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wants to boost connections with both China and India. Israel’s growing military and defense cooperation with Delhi, however, could make this simultaneous courting tricky. The Indo-Pacific region is currently the world’s engine of development, and Netanyahu thinks that reaching out to it could serve Israel’s national interests, … Continue reading Israel’s arms sales to India could imperil ties with China