Japan stimulus package garners mixed response

Japan stimulus package garners mixed response
After Japan this week announced the country’s largest-ever stimulus package to manage the economic disaster caused by the coronavirus pandemic, analysts have called it “puffed up” and ill-thought out.

Japan Olympics postponed – what does that mean for the economy?

New national stadium for Japan Olympics in Tokyo 2020
Postponement of the Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games because of the COVID-19 pandemic is likely to cost Japanese organizers around $6 billion. It’s a cost that the slumping Japanese economy could have done without.

Rate cuts prescription of central banks as coronavirus rips Asian markets

As the COVID-19 pandemic is expected to cause the world to fall into recession this year, Asian central banks are in a rush to cut interest rates to spur borrowing and investment.

Asia coronavirus responses by hook or by crook

Asia coronavirus: Reactions differ from country to country
From online databases of suspected infections to drive-thru testing, Asian authorities have pioneered innovative ways of containing the COVID-19 outbreak. But regional responses vary greatly.

India growth hangs in balance

India growth: Where is India heading?
As sectarian violence and political turmoil engulfs India, its slumping economy, which hit a six-year low at the end of 2019, could face yet another year of disappointment and malaise.

Winners and losers of Hong Kong stimulus budget

Hong Kong Stimulus
After its economy contracted by 1.2% last year, Hong Kong hopes to turn the situation around through a stimulus package that includes a $1,200 cash handout to each permanent resident.

Thailand: Will the Coronavirus weaken the economy further?

Coronavirus in Thailand with consequences for tourism
Thailand is suffering heavily from the consequences of the coronavirus, as it is dependent on tourism - a decrease in Chinese tourism is already causing losses.

Japan Coronavirus: Companies downgrade earnings forecast

Japan coronavirus. People wearing face masks.
In Japan fears grow that the coronavirus outbreak will push the economy into a recession. Dozens of companies downgrade their earnings forecasts.

Japan: Vegan Food’s Growing Popularity Spurs Industry Innovation

Japan: Vegan Food’s Growing Popularity Spurs Industry Innovation
In Japan, vegan food is becoming more popular. With massive growth forecast in the vegan food market globally, Japanese companies are now looking to vegan products.

Jollibee Foods Corporation: Offshore Capital Issuance over-subscribed

Jollibee Foods Corporation successful in London
The Jollibee Foods Corporation is not only successful in the Philippines. Since its IPO in 1993, the company has also expanded strongly overseas.

Japanese Restaurants Gain Popularity Across Asia and Beyond

Japanese restaurants are gaining popularity
From ramen and sushi to traditional washoku, Asia’s rising middle class is contributing to a fast-growing number of Japanese restaurants across Asia.

Coronavirus: The Economic Impact

The economic impact of the Coronavirus could cut into China’s GDP and extend beyond Asia.
The economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak is already being felt in China. The cost of the potential pandemic could be significant and extend well beyond Asia.

Renewed Impetus and Concerns for China’s Belt and Road Initiative

China’s Belt and Road Initiative getting on the way in Myanmar
China’s Belt and Road Initiative is progressing as it signs agreements with Myanmar. But concerns are raised over competition and debt. It’s been revealed that Chinese companies have signed BRI contracts worth 41% more in 2019 compared to 2018.

Wind energy in Asia on the rise

Wind energy Asia - turbines in Huashan, Jiangxi
In Asia, the spread of wind power has lagged behind Europe. This is likely to change soon with predictions that by 2050, Asia would account for more than 50% of global onshore wind power installations.

Chinese Consumer Growth Key Factor in Economic Success

Chinese Consumer Growth
China has faced fiscal challenges in recent months, but a Chinese consumer boom continues to fuel economic development in the world's most populated nation, even as economic growth slows.

China’s GDP Growth Lowest for Nearly 30 Years

China GDP low, but consumers positive (source: BassKwong / Shutterstock.com)
China may not have been quite so negatively affected by US-China trade dispute as expected, however it is China’s lowest GDP growth figure for 29 years. Analysts are generally optimistic for China’s economy seeing several “green shoots.”

US China Trade Truce at Last

US China Sign Trade Deal
Over two years of trade tensions between the US and China have created both significant political and economic ricochets. Finally, a deal has been struck and signed between the leaders of the two massive economies.

China’s car manufacturers gain ground in Thailand and Indonesia

MG targeting the Thai market.
China’s car manufacturers, experiencing strong competition in Southeast Asia, are looking for gains in international markets.

Tsai Ing-wen Wins Second Term in Taiwan’s Presidential Election

Presidential Office in Taipei City
Taiwan’s incumbent president Tsai Ing-wen has won a significant victory. Will she continue to be strong in dealings with Beijing?

South Korea-Japan Trade Agreement Nearer After Summit

The conflict between Korea and Japan has escalated in the recent past. But both sides have much to lose. Is the worst already over?