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...
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...
October 19, 2015
Japan, one of the world’s trading giants, has seen remarkably slow growth in exports during the past two years, despite a 35% depreciation in the yen. For the IMF, there are compelling r...
August 4, 2015
Japan's companies are producing more overseas than ever before. Total overseas investment came in at 4 trillion yen in 2014, up 8% from the 3.7 trillion yen recorded in 2013, according t...
August 3, 2015
One target of Abenomics is to raise earnings and, looking at the OECD's recent survey of the Japanese economy, we can see why:
Japan: Real vs Nominal Wages (YoY, % Change), 2003-2015
July 25, 2015
The IMF's recent report on Japan's economic outlook highlighted Abenomics' two main areas of progress so far, and they break down as follows:
Increased female labor force partic...
July 4, 2015
The Trans-Pacific Partnership, in various forms, has been under discussion since 2002, with an ever-increasing number of counterparts entering the movement. Intended to regulate trade a...
March 29, 2015
Research by Mckinsey shows that, by 2040, the share of the Japan's population aged over 65 will reach 36%, or around 40 million people. This is the most important factor driving the Ab...
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