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...
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...
September 4, 2015
Four Asian countries feature in the IMF's rankings of the top five countries facing severe demographic pressure from shrinking working-age populations in the next fifteen years.
September 3, 2015
As economic indicators point to a prolonged economic slowdown in China, the next concern is which countries will suffer most. Paulo Mauro and Jan Zilinsky of the US-based Petersen Instit...
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...
The Asia-Pacific (APAC) region saw 355 IPO offerings that raised $48.4 billion in capital during H1 2015, up 66% and 48% y-o-y, respectively, according to Ernst & Young's recent IPO Mark...
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