China’s Export Glut Threatens World Economy

At the height of the 2008 financial crisis, as the world peered into an abyss, China earned global gratitude by pumping a record amount of stimulus into its economy. Ironically, continued stimulus has left the Chinese economy with mounting debt and a productio... Read More...

Globalization in Retreat

With the world economy slowing substantially and monetary stimulus is losing its punch, several countries are employing negative interest rates to weaken their currencies and discourage capital inflows, even th... Read More...

Indonesian Economy Brightens Up

There has been much fussing over the past year about whether or not Indonesian President Joko Widodo has the determination and backing to get a grip on the nation’s politics and rule effectively. The balance of... Read More...

Indonesia’s Economy Heads into Turbulence

Indonesian President Joko Widodo is starting to face jarring setbacks on the economic front, starting with a 20,000-member labor rally slated for Feb. 6 in front of the Presidential Palace and the Supreme Court to protest layoffs and urge the government to... Read More...

The Economic Outlook for Southeast Asia 2016

Economic forecasting is a mug’s game. But here are a few generalizations about issues likely to impact Asian in the coming year. The year 2016 begins not with a bang but with a whimper, to misquote the poet ... Read More...

Hong Kong Tourism Industry Under Siege

As late as a few months ago, Hong Kong’s residents were up in arms over the influx of mainland tourists, who were called “locusts” for their tendency to crowd out the locals to denude stores of vast amounts o... Read More...
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Is Indonesia’s Economy Bouncing Back?

Indonesia, so recently looking like one of Asia’s sick men as economic nationalism grew and the year-old presidency of Joko Widodo looked to be adrift, may not be that sick after all. The Asian Development Bank says economic growth, buoyed by rising public inv... Read More...