Business proposals for economic recovery
Australian business leaders are driving an impressive international initiative to re-energize the global economy in discussions at the OECD Forum 2014 in Paris this week.
Trade union concerns about Abenomics
Japan's trade unions have many concerns about Abenomics, as Nobuaki Koga, President of the Japanese trade union federation, RENGO, explained to us at OECD Forum 2014.
Economic priorities of India's new government
What might be the economic priorities of India's new National Democratic Alliance government led by Shri Narendra Modi of the Bhartiya Janata Party? Mukul G Asher has shared his thoughts with us.
2013 OECD China Economic Survey
Our friend Ken Davies, President of Growing Capacity, Inc., has kindly shared with us his excellent review of the OECD's 2013 China Economic Survey.
Japan must now go for growth!
Japan must now go for growth! Its GDP per capita is stuck at 20% below that of the upper half of the advanced OECD countries. And its labor productivity remains 25% below.
Quality Jobs & Inequality
We had the opportunity to meet with UNI Global Union’s General Secretary Philip Jennings, just ahead of OECD Forum 2014, to hear his views on the issue of “Quality Jobs & Inequality”.
Shinzo Abe on Abenomics
Japan's Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, has shared with us through LinkedIn this article on Japan's New Growth Strategy: Bringing Rapid Reform To the Country.
Cool Japan: An enterprising new model?
Japan may be on the cusp of a fresh wave of “cool entrepreneurship” that could turn the country’s creative industries into a new source of growth.
Why did Japan stop growing?
Japan's very strong economic growth from the 1950s through to the 1980s was a virtual miracle. Its stagnation for the past two decades seems a mystery. How did it all happen?
Trade union leaders press for action on job creation and income inequality
Trade union leaders attending OECD Forum and Ministerial Council on May 5 - 7 will press for action on job creation and reducing income inequality.
Give growth a chance -- OECD Week 2013
"Give growth a chance" was the refrain from the economic outlook session at OECD Forum 2013.
China's unbalanced Renminbi policy
The devaluation of the Renminbi these past few months is a backward step in China 's current challenging program to rebalance its economy, and achieve sustainable economic growth.
China's state capitalism
With Europe now in recession, and the US still muddling through, many observers are now preaching the merits of "state capitalism" as against liberal capitalism.
Abenomics' false promise
Abenomics took Japan and the rest of the world by storm. But today Abenomics seems more like a mirage than a miracle cure.
Japan rebalances Asian investment away from China
Formerly the largest Asian recipient of Japanese FDI, China has fallen out of favour with Japan-based companies in the past year.
Trade Surveillance and Anti Money Laundering Conference, 16-18 June, Singapore
marcus evans is organizing the 'Trade Surveillance and Anti Money Laundering Conference’ on 16-18 June in Grand Corpthone, Singapore. Register below.
Beijing's gentle approach to real estate bubble
G. Bin Zhao argues that the Chinese government will adopt a quiet approach to deflating the dangerous real estate bubble, given the huge impact a crash could have on the economy.
Asia's global giants like China, India and Japan, are missing out on many of the potential benefits of globalization, according to research by Germany's Bertelsmann Foundation.
FDI weakens further in 2013
In 2013 global FDI fell by 6% to $1.3 trillion, the second consecutive annual decline, following the 2010-2011 rebound, according to OECD estimates.
Berlin-Beijing booming economic relations
The booming economic relations between Germany and China are the result of an emerging special relationship that has implications way beyond trade, argues Emanuele Schibotto.
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