China is climbing the global value chain
China is making good progress climbing the global value chain, according to Yuqing Xing, Professor of Economics at the Tokyo-based National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies.
Trade and investment liberalization blocked in Asia
International trade and investment in the Asia-Pacific region has been the region's biggest economic driver. But today, further market opening seems to be blocked.
Why does no one like Chinese companies overseas?
China must learn from Japan's earlier failings if it wants to overcome hostility to its overseas investments, says Edwin Lee, a lawyer and overseas investment consultant.
Frost & Sullivan's Singapore Summit, 16 October
Frost & Sullivan's Asia Pacific summit of the Global Community of Growth, Innovation and Leadership (GIL), will take place in Singapore on 16 October. Register now!
Fast facts on Japan
Here are some fast facts on Japan's population, economy and business that I have prepared for my students at Tokyo's Sophia University.
Business recommendations to G20
The international business community ("B20") has laid out a blueprint for G20 leaders to promote global economic growth and employment outcomes and make the global economy more resilient.
Abenomics' “Third Arrow” at the Tipping Point
Abenomics' “Third Arrow”is at the "tipping point", argues Nicholas Benes, Representative Director of The Board Director Training Institute of Japan.
India's Jan Dhan Yojna Initiative
What are the key considerations for obtaining desired outcomes in India's Jan Dhan Yojna initiative, which is designed to improve access to financial services? Mukul Asher shares his analysis.
India's new economic management
Mukul G Asher has shared with us his analysis of the key economic management characteristics of India's new government led by Narendra Modi.
Asia's economic transformation
Asia's rapidly developing economies are in the midst of a "structural transformation", which is very challenging and will take a very long time.
Asia's economy -- no miracle!
Asia's dramatic economic development has not been a miracle. It has been the result of sound policies. But can Asia succeed in innovation-driven development?
Asia's supply chains
Asia's supply chains have opened new opportunities for development. They are also transforming the system of international trade and investment. But they are not without their challenges.
Asia's lopsided trade and investment
Asia's participation in global supply chains has been an important driver of development. But overall, Asia's participation in trade and investment has been lopsided.
India’s budget 2014-15
Mukul G Asher has shared with us his work on Indian’s budget 2014-15, and the initial steps towards professionalizing tax administration.
Mega Trends to 2025
What are the world’s top Global Mega Trends to 2025 and what are their implications for business, society and cultures?
Connected Living -- what does it mean?
"Connected living" -- connected city, connected work and connected home -- offers immense opportunities for ICT vendors and telecom operators, a market potential of USD$731 billion by 2020.
China -- the fragile superpower
The US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue, which recently took place between the world's superpowers was preceded by a period of great tensions. China remains, however, a very fragile superpower.
Asia and international financial system
Asia would like to play a more important role in the international financial system. But is it ready?
Fair, inclusive and stable finance in Asia -- a trade union perspective II
This is the second section of a paper I wrote for the trade union group, UNI-APRO, on "Towards fair, inclusive and stable finance in Asia: Advancing a trade union agenda".
China's renminbi-isation -- Aiming for economic clout
David Marsh of the OMFIF has shared with us his insights on China's renminbi-isation, in particular how Beijing can emulate US, German investment returns.
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