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Mapping Asia’s Biggest Overseas Investors

Posted December 4, 2017

One of the striking trends in recent economic history is Asia’s growing importance in global investment flows. Over the past two decades, the region emerged as a large net creditor to the rest of the world. The net position, however, does not necessarily tell the entire story. A deeper examination of Asia’s overseas assets reveals the differences in how Asian economies invest abroad.

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Pacific Exchanges Podcast

Why Chinese Mobile Payments Are Expanding Abroad

Posted December 12, 2017

In this episode of our series on financial technology, we sat down with Souheil Badran, president of Alipay North America. Alipay is the payments spinoff of China’s ecommerce giant Alibaba and is now part of Ant Financial, the largest fintech company in the world.

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