Hamish McDonald
is The Saturday Paper’s world editor.  

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World January 24, 2015

New India posting big economic scores

Abbott abroad; LNG fails PNG; Tamil abuse report.

World December 20, 2014

Oil price plunge provides crude benefits amid Middle East unrest

Russian rouble falls; rupiah slide hits Golkar chairman; poor polls for Shinzō Abe; gun lobbyist weighs in on siege.

News December 13, 2014

PNG PM dragged into corruption scandals

Papua New Guinea’s corruption scandals continue to dog its government, and threaten to envelop Prime Minister Peter O’Neill as he courts Australian investors.

World December 13, 2014

Economists doubt Shinzō Abe’s reform plan

China defies Hague over sea dispute; CIA’s damning torture report; Disney, Skype on Luxembourg tax list.

World December 06, 2014

OPEC pulls global market levers again

China setbacks in HK and Taiwan. Third divorce for Thai prince? Sri Lankan elections.

World November 29, 2014

Hagel’s toast as holes in US policy worsen

Iran nuke deal delayed. Netanyahu bill controversy in Israel. Cracks in Sri Lankan Freedom Party. Modi's wife comes forth.

World November 22, 2014

China FTA cushions emissions pledge blow

Abbott coaches on two percenters. Obama’s time running out on Iran’s nuclear deal.

World November 15, 2014

Japan and China agree to disagree

Luxembourg tax dodgers leaked; Japan’s history wars claim scalp; Abbott’s hairy-chested adviser.

World November 08, 2014

APEC, East Asia Summit and the G20 summits bring leaders to Asia Pacific

And China looks to the past for inspiration.