| Nikkei Asian Review: ROCKY RIDE|
|China attempts to fine-tune its control over coal and steel|
Beijing is giving market forces only limited sway in these key industries
BEIJING China is still struggling to find a happy medium between market forces and a planned economy, and nowhere is this more obvious than in the coal industry.
| The Economist: Trumponomics|
|Why Trumponomics won’t make America great again|
The impulsiveness and shallowness of America’s president threaten the economy as well as the rule of law
| Nikkei Asian Review: Meet your new doctor|
|IT players bring big ideas to health care|
As an industry, medicine was once the preserve of the privileged few; no more.
| Nikkei Asian Review: The mirage of free trade|
|Nikkei Asian Review: THE MIRAGE OF FREE TRADE|
Asia’s frustrating quest for an era-defining deal
| The Economist: Handle with extreme care|
|How to deal with the world’s most dangerous regime|
Donald Trump grapples with his trickiest task
NORTH KOREA can be as confusing as it is alarming. It is a hereditary Marxist monarchy. It has the world’s youngest supreme leader and also its oldest. The reigning tyrant, Kim Jong Un, is in his 30s; and his grandfather, Kim Il Sung, is the “eternal president” despite having died in 1994. To celebrate grandpa Kim’s birthday on April 15th, his grandson ordered warplanes to fly past in a formation spelling out his age: 105. He also ordered a gigantic parade, with goose-stepping soldiers and missiles on trucks. A male-voice choir belted out “Peace is guaranteed by our arms”, even as the regime threatens to rain nuclear destruction on its enemies and is building a missile designed to reach the continental United States.
| Nikkei Asian Review: Where the unicorns are born|
|New Asian companies find success with a regional focus|
From lighting to fashion, there is money to be made in catering to once-ignored customers.
TOKYO/MANILA In Asia, entrepreneurs can "think about creating startups that are global from day one," said Ernestine Fu, venture partner at the Alsop Louie Partners. "[That] is not possible in Silicon Valley."
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| The Economist- The Trump presidency so far|
|The Trump presidency is in a hole.|
DONALD TRUMP won the White House on the promise that government is easy. Unlike his Democratic opponent, whose career had been devoted to politics, Mr Trump stood as a businessman who could Get Things Done. Enough voters decided that boasting, mocking, lying and grabbing women were secondary. Some Trump fans even saw them as the credentials of an authentic, swamp-draining saviour.
| Donald Trump’s Meeting With Jack Ma Comes as U.S. Keeps Eye on Alibaba|
|A pledge by Ma, the founder of Alibaba, to create American jobs by selling U.S. goods through his e-commerce platforms comes weeks after a U.S. agency said the Chinese company was undermining U.S. industry.|
| Fear and trepidation in the boardroom- Survey reveals pessimism over China|
|Forty-two percent of respondents in China and 52.9% in South Korea said they expected the incoming Trump administration to negatively affect their businesses, compared with 10.8% in Japan. Trump has called for a 45% tariff on Chinese products and has suggested renegotiating the free trade agreement between the U.S. and South Korea. Business leaders in these countries worry that such policies could squeeze their exports to the U.S.|
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