Japan struggles to improve inward FDI
Abenomics reforms promised to revamp FDI, yet have gained little traction so far. But behind the official statistics, something is stirring, writes John West.
Taiwanese investors look south
The recently-elected president of Taiwan is talking up her New Southbound Policy – but not everyone is convinced, writes John West
Debt and Bets on whose interest?
Jayasri Priyalal from the UNI Asia & Pacific trade union group has shared with us his important article on major problems in the banking industry.
Portfolio Investment in Asia
Glen Robinson explores the relative performance of 5 exchanges in the region and as a benchmark, also explores 5 “western” exchanges, including Australia, over a 10-year period.
Emerging markets as investment targets
Glen Robinson has shared with us an overview of the Australia performance and attitude to the investment in developing markets in South East Asia.
G20 action needed on wages and jobs
Global recession risk requires coordinated G20 action on wages and jobs say trade union leaders.
Investing in an Emerging Market in Asia
Glen Robinson shares with us some tried and true “do’s and do nots’ in relation to investing in emerging market economies in Asia. It’s interesting reading!
Myanmar, the country of incredible change and opportunity
After 50 years under repressive authoritarian rule, Myanmar is now attempting to take its rightful place in the global economy. What are the opportunities for investors asks Glen Robinson?
China in Apple’s global value chains
China has played a key role in Apple's global value chains through low value-added assembly activities. But it has not been able to climb up to higher value-added processes, reports John West.
India's National Agriculture Market
India's National Agriculture Market is an initiative helping to transform agricultural marketing in India, write Mukul Asher and Stuti Ji.
Asia's fading economic mojo
Asia's dynamic economies have lost a slice of their economic growth potential these past few years. Decisive action will be necessary to stop the rot, writes John West.
Fintech in Australia – Trends, Forecasts and Analysis 2015–2020
Artificial Intelligence, Algo-Banking, Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies and Robo-Advice Form Growth of Australian Fintech Market, says Frost & Sullivan.
Australian Fintech and ICT
Australian Fintech Opens up Vast Opportunities for ICT Companies in Security, Cloud, Managed Services, Blockchains, Artificial Intelligence, Biometrics and Data Centre, says Frost & Sullivan.
Abenomics needs faster implementation and better explanation
Asian Development Bank Institute Dean and CEO, Naoyuki Yoshino, tells John West that Japan's Abenomics programme should be implemented with much greater urgency, and be better explained to the public.
Infrastructure deficit: Built to last or built too fast?
Infrastructure deficits in many countries are caused by poor management and governance, argue Asit K. Biswas and Kris Hartley.
Reviving Asia-Europe Economic Cooperation
Liberalisation of trade will be necessary to revive the flagging links between Asia and Europe, reports John West.
Processing Exports Remain Crucial to the Chinese Economy
Processing Exports Remain Crucial to the Chinese Economy, writes Professor Yuqing Xing.
Kazakhstan’s challenges in public financial management
Kazakhstan is one of the resource rich countries adjusting to subdued metal and commodity cycle. Mukul G. Asher and Almas Bakbergenov examine its challenges and options.
China’s rebalancing act
Robert Wihtol, former Asian Development Bank country director for China, explains to John West some of the challenges the country faces in the necessary rebalancing of its economic growth model.
Slump in capital flows to emerging market economies
The IMF's World Economic Outlook report highlights the slowing of her capital outflows to emerging market economies, writes John West.
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