Mintasia

There are plenty of cracks in Asean’s ranks: Malaysia’s leadership battle; the human-rights rebukes Hun Sen is accumulating in Cambodia; political repression in Vietnam marring strong GDP growth; Myanmar’s flawed democratization process; Brunei embracing Sharia law; and how China plays one South-East Asian nation off another. File photo: Reuters

Grading South-East Asia’s reformers

4 min read . 08 Sep 2017
Asia, unfortunately, will now live in near-constant fear as #ChinaMeltdown moves from hashtag to reality. Photo: Reuters

Is deflation bearing down on Asia?

4 min read . 21 Jul 2017
What’s on test is the Indian banking system’s ability to arrive at a successful resolution of bad loans, as opposed to liquidation of defaulters.

Bad loan resolution: Fixing a hole

11 min read . 21 Jul 2017
Farmers protest in New Delhi against the police firing in Mandsaur, Madhya Pradesh, in which five farmers were shot dead on 6 June. Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint

Indian farming: Chronicle of a crisis

10 min read . 14 Jul 2017
MSCI, the bulls argue, is prodding mainland regulators to stop companies from suddenly halting stock trading, increase investors’ ability to pull cash out of China and improve the market plumbing between Shanghai, Shenzhen and Hong Kong. Photo:  Bloomberg

China putting cart before horse

4 min read . 07 Jul 2017