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To ban or not to ban? How Indonesia can overcome the global food crisis
Jakarta’s latest decision to briefly ban the export of crude palm oil has not helped Indonesians reeling from rising food prices. Maria Monica Wihardja and Arianto Patunru argue that rather than bending with the political wind, Indonesia’s leaders should steer its course by reconsidering fundamentals to improve its competitiveness in the global food economy.
China and Australia: Economic decoupling?
Trade has caught most headlines, but it is the volume of capital flow between the two countries that speaks to a declining level of trust and goodwill between Australia and China, writes Diane Hu.
Will China hit its growth target?
China needs to restore the market policies and entrepreneurial dynamism of the past to offset the effects of an aging workforce and other economic headwinds, writes Shang-Jin Wei.
G20 and RCEP key to powering global recovery and development
Mari Pangestu and Lili Yan Ing argue this year's G20 in Indonesia and Asia's newest trade pact could play a vital role in revitalising global commerce and spurring growth in developing countries.
India's size illusion
India suffers from the illusion that size alone can protect it from growing strategic and economic challenges, write Arvind Subramanian and Josh Felman.