April 21, 2017
China had 262,900 robots in operation at the end of 2016, and Macquarie Research expects that number to more than double to 614,200 robots by the end of 2018, by which time China will ha...
August 12, 2016
News that the Japanese retailer Uniqlo and the South Korean e-commerce giant 11Street have launched new online shops in Thailand suggests something special is happening in the Thai e-com...
August 10, 2016
Heavy debt burdens in Asia show no sign of abating as another shipbuilding company, and this time a Chinese one, defaulted on its debt obligations this week.
Wuhan Guoyu: defaults on RMB...
July 24, 2016
If demographics is destiny then women will dominate Hong Kong in the coming years. That’s what Richard Harris, Chief Executive of Port Shelter Investment Management, means when he highli...
July 17, 2016
The Asia Pacific region saw slower economic growth in 2015 but that didn’t stop the number of high-net-worth individuals (HNWIs) and their aggregate wealth from expanding, according to r...
May 6, 2016
Wage growth in Japan has lagged well behind productivity during the past 15 years and remains sluggish despite an increasingly tight labor market.
Average Real Wage & Labor Productivity...
May 5, 2016
New research by Tractus, the consultancy, shows that China’s competitiveness as a manufacturing base may not be what it was once thought.
Comparisons between the US and China in terms o...
April 13, 2016
The IMF’s latest World Economic Outlook presents two contrasting outlooks for the largest economies in the Asia-Pacific region. Essentially, China’s growth path will stabilise around 6.5...
April 9, 2016
Looser monetary policy has increased credit growth in China and driven a rebound in real estate demand through the country which saw March sales total 25.6 million sq.m., up 82.9% y-o-y...
December 29, 2015
Exports drive growth for Asian economies and the recent slowdown in world trade has weighed on growth for many countries in the region. World Bank researchers have outlined four main fac...
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