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Laos Approves Road Projects

The Ministry of Public Works and Transport of Laos cleared plans for two public-private partnership (PPP) road projects in Laos, as a pilot project for other future privately financed projects in the...

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The Strategic Outlook

South East Asia will face a number of challenges to its security in the 2010s, largely in the form of Islamist militancy, piracy, weak borders and rising competition between China and the US for...

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Tough Digging With Fading Boom

While the Lao government is reviewing a ban on new mining concessions which had been due to last until 2015, our sombre outlook on frontier mining continues to suggest that the country's mining...

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BlackBerry Crumbles And Goes Private

BlackBerry has agreed to be acquired by one of its largest individual shareholders in a deal that values the business at just US$4.7bn. Canadian insurance company Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd -...

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The Global Impact Of US Syria Strike

US airstrikes against Syria would have consequences beyond the Middle East. Despite their opposition, Russia and China may see some unexpected benefits, while North Korea will be nervous.

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