the asia-pacific circle



Asia-Pacific + Executive Insights
= The Asia-Pacific Circle




Where do you stand?

The Asia-Pacific is a complex, fast-growing and rapidly changing region which increasingly matters.

From a permanently growing China to an increasingly unpredictable America and a blooming South-East Asian region, the Asia-Pacific is an area of permanent change. Hence, understanding regional developments and anticipating trends is a major challenge. Founded in Hong Kong in 2016, The Asia-Pacific Circle follows the Asia-Pacific dynamics with a simple but essential objective: Connecting the dots!



Asia-Pacific Insights, in Good Business Intelligence.


The Asia-Pacific Circle publishes insights on current Asia-Pacific developments.

Since 2016, The Circle’s expert contributors follow and analyze trends in the global political economy to produce regionally relevant Asia-Pacific thought leadership, in good business intelligence. Our mind-challenging insights, analyses & opinions, follow a multidisciplinary political, financial, legal, philosophical but always business-oriented approach.



Can You See the Missing Bits? We’d love to hear from you.


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The Asia-Pacific Circle gives experts some visibility space to share their thoughts.

Connecting the dots is not an easy task, it takes time and expertise. For this reason, the Circle publishes executive insights in the form of interviews or opinion pieces written by experts and thought leaders in their fields

Have you written a piece you would like to see published? Our editors will review your work, edit it and optimize it before creating an author profile for you. 

Do you need some help to turn a thought into thought leadership? Often, experts lack the time or skills to express their views, therefore, we are happy to help you craft your message, either as an opinion piece or as an interview.

If you can see the missing bits in Asia-Pacific trends, we would love to hear from you. Please visit our contribution page and get in touch!


The Founders


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Dr. Antoine Martin.

Dr. Antoine Martin is a pragmatic consultant with (not always) academic methods.

On the regional part of things, Antoine follows international trade and Fintech policy developments. He is also a scholar at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Law, a leading academic institution in Asia.

Beyond following Asia-Pacific trends, Antoine pushes, challenges and helps CEOs, entrepreneurs, lawyers, bankers, and experts of all kinds to identify their message and formulate their ideas. His ultimate goal being, of course, to give them more tools to engage in value-creating discussions with their interlocutors.


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Philippe Bonnet.

Philippe Bonnet is in charge of developing the business ecosystem in which the Asia-Pacific Circle develops.

Philippe is a successful entrepreneur and advisor to business executives, who has a Eurasia mindset and excels (apart from running marathons) at making people think ahead. From business strategy planning to operational organization, he believes that preparation is the key to success. And that, of course, includes knowing the regional environment in which you evolve…




The Asia-Pacific Circle is supported by leading companies and entrepreneurs in their field.

All have in common a very international and regional Asia-Pacific business reach as well as a commitment to encouraging the production of relevant and mind-stimulating business intelligence, thought leadership and materials on Asia Pacific developments. Please visit our Partners page for more information.



Food for thought on Asia-Pacific Developments?

Our expert contributors regularly publish executive insights and thoughts on a variety of topics. From financial markets to trade and business, there is a lot to read. Have a look!


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Are you looking for a big picture approach to regional developments? Financial Markets, business trends, trade diplomacy and geopolitics, The Asia-Pacific Circle provides executive-level food for thought and connects the dots in good business intelligence. [Read all our Asia-Pacific Insights].


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Looking for hints and tips about business trends? Our Asia-Pacific Business Insights closely look at Business developments in the APAC region. From regional investments to blockchain developments and China’s digital economy, our expert contributors connect the dots. [Read our Asia-Pacific Business Insights].



Financial Market Insights

Financial Markets are predominant nowadays. For this reason, our Asia-Pacific Insights closely look at financial developments in the region. From financial regulation to Fintech policy and cryptocurrencies, the Circle’s Financial Market Insights connect the dots. [Read our Asia-Pacific Financial Markets Insights].


Trade Insights

Pro-business policies or interventionism? Free trade or protectionism? What is the impact of China-US relations on global trade and business? Globalization is at risk, but trade diplomacy is an important aspect of Asia-Pacific relations. Our Trade Diplomacy insights help you get the big picture and connect the dots! [Read our Asia-Pacific Trade Insights].



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