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...

August 22, 2015

China’s next five-year plan, to be released in 2016, will place population management as a more important goal than economic growth, signaling concerns about demographic change in the co...

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

 

 

 

 

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July 31, 2015

China's stock market frenzy may have been a financing boon for the many companies launching IPOs in H1 2015, but the recent downturn has been a disaster for the millions of small-scale i...

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 25, 2015

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...

May 31, 2015

News that the Chinese government is going to liberalise investment rules for individuals marks another step on what will be the most transformative change in the world economy: the liber...

May 26, 2015

News that China is cutting taxes on imported goods may negatively impact Hong Kong's retail sector by reducing demand from mainland visitors.

The Chinese government has announced that, fr...

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