US Faces Setback in Asia If TPP Trade Deal Doesn’t Pass – Wall Street Journal

President Barack Obama’s troubled Pacific-region trade deal is threatening to become a foreign policy failure in Asia, where the U.S. loaded the accord with strategic significance as a counterweight to the rise of China. U.S. officials have billed the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership for years as central to a shift of U.S. military and other resources […]

Asia Pacific: Overseas professors set up Chinese think-tank in BC – Vancouver Sun

A group of Chinese academics from several universities in B.C. have set up a think-tank focused on China’s perspectives of encouraging trade and investment with Canada, marking the first agency of its kind in Western Canada. The Grizzly Bear Institute of Canada was established by about 10 professors, mostly visiting scholars from Mainland Chinese institutions, but also […]

Welcome to the ‘self-driving car of finance’ – Business Insider

(A rendering of DNA.) Shutterstock Everyone is talking about blockchain.  The nascent technology has the potential to allow a digital asset to be securely and seamlessly transferred from one party to another, eliminating the need for third-party intermediaries and shortening settlement time to seconds. Based on recent data, the estimated annual budget for blockchain initiatives in […]