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!
Japan and China -- a valuable economic partnership
Japan and China have a very deep economic partnership today. While political factors are challenging this, the strong economic partnership can also help stabilize the political relationship.
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.
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