Monthly Archives: April 2014

St. Petersburg International Legal Forum Invites Lawyers from around the World, June 18-21, 2014

ST PETERSBURG, April 29, 2014/PRNewswire/ -- On June 18-21, 2014 St. Petersburg will host the key event for the Russian and international legal community, IV St. Petersburg International Legal Forum. (Logo:

China Legal Pioneer Edward Lehman Awarded 2014 DePauw University Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award for Management and Entrepreneurship

BEIJING, April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DePauw University awards Edward Lehman (Connect on Linkedin), resident in mainland China for the past 27+ consecutive years, with the 2014 Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award for Management and Entrepreneurshi...

Can Islamic finance bridge Asia’s infrastructure deficit?

Author: Thiam Hee Ng, ADB

The global Islamic debt securities (sukuk) market has grown rapidly, from just US$15 billion in 2001 to US$281 billion in 2013. This increase has been led by Malaysia, which accounts for nearly 60 per cent of

Why Beijing shouldn’t worry about Manila’s military upgrades

Author: Joseph Franco, RSIS

On 28 March 2014 Manila signed a US$420 million contract for the delivery of 12 Korean Aerospace Industries FA-50 aircraft for light surface attack and lead-in fighter roles. The purchase marked the return of the Philippine air

Is the glass half full or half empty in Malaysia?

Author: Nurhisham Hussein, Malaysia

There is a stark divide between perception and reality when it comes to the Malaysian economy. According to official statistics, the Malaysian economy grew 4.7 per cent in 2013, down from the 5.6 per cent recorded in