Impressions of Japan
"My first impression of Japanese business and economy is a mixed bag," says Rinaldi Rorimpandey, a January-session student at Tokyo's Sophia University.
Japan's economy -- from miracle to mystery to pious hopes
After four decades of miraculous development, Japan's economy then experienced twenty years of mysterious stagnation. Despite "Abenomics" new hopes, hope is now turning to despair, argues John West.
Japan struggles into Asian Century
Japan, long time Asia's leading nation, is struggling to reposition itself for the Asian Century, argues John West.
China rising, India falling
IITs are an illustrative example of the dumbing down of Indian universities, argues Asit K Biswas.
Industry Transformation, Software Defined Everything, the Internet of Things and Cybersecurity
Industry Transformation, Software Defined Everything, the Internet of Things and Cybersecurity to offer greatest opportunities in APAC for 2015, says Frost & Sullivan.
China not ready to rewire global finance
G. Bin Zhao says the rosy view that China is now capable of rewiring the global financial system, even if it intended to do so, is just not realistic, given the limitations of its economy today.
China's trainmaker monopoly
Creating a trainmaker monopoly is in conflict with China's reform ambitions, argues G.Bin ZHAO.
Indo-Aussie “sweet spot”
The Indo-Australian relationship, which has long been defined by the 3Cs of cricket, curry and Commonwealth, now seems set to rise to a higher level and exploit the potential of a new "sweet-spot".
Japan calls its corporates to account
Japan is embarking upon the challenging task of bringing its corporate governance structure up to international standards.
Investment builds bridges between China and Japan
While the political relationship between China and Japan remains tense, Chinese FDI into Japan has been picking up pace.
Before the Asian Century
The emerging Asian Century is a return to normalcy. Apart from the 19th and 20th centuries, Asia has always had the dominant weight in the world economy, thanks to its enormous population.
With the advent of "wearable technology", has the next enterprise game changer arrived, asks Frost & Sullivan?
From Outsourcing to Insourcing
As some US companies start insourcing or onshoring production back home, could Asia lose one of its motors of growth?
China's economic predicament
The Chinese economy is caught between a rock and a hard place. Extricating itself from this predicament will not be easy.
Australia's next chapter
Australia's continued success in the Asian century will require deep reforms, new attitudes and approaches, and a new narrative, according to AFG Venture Group's Lindley Edwards.
Digital technologies are bringing a wave of improved well-being for Australian citizens, argues Ric Simes, but this is not well captured by GDP and productivity statistics.
Most Asians still don't use the Internet
Internet usage is growing rapidly in Asia. But more than half of Asia's 4 billion+ population still do not yet use the Internet, according to recent McKinsey study.
Doing Business Where Governance Is Weak
Ian Buchanan and Edward Clayton of "Strategy&" suggest eight principles for succeeding in markets prone to ethical and legal risks.
Rural Electrification Programs Set to Transform Asia-Pacific Microgrid Market
Rural Electrification Programs Set to Transform Asia-Pacific Microgrid Market, finds Frost & Sullivan. Favorable regulations will ease the cost burden on market participants.
Japan's economy is still genki!
With the rise of China's economy these past years, some people now underestimate Japan. But Japan's economy is still genki!
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