Monthly Archives: February 2014

Abenomics and Inequality: Today’s Solutions and Tomorrow’s Problem

Much has been written about Japan’s Prime Minister, Shinzō Abe, who took office in 2012. Lovingly or derisively called Abenomics depending on who is writing, Abe is working to jumpstart the Japanese economy through “three arrows”: monetary policy changes, fiscal stimulus, and … Continue reading

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‘Sino OR Indo-Japan alliance’ – US in dilemma

While China continues to showcase her growing strength and the US aspires to maintain a dominant presence in Asia; India, Japan and Asian economies struggle to resolve personal disputes with their powerful neighbour. The following three recent issues, when assessed … Continue reading

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Japan awaits Abe’s third arrow

Japan has been the focus of global economy over the past year. It is generally believed that the first two arrows of Abenomics were well received, at least during the first 3 quarters of 2013. However the statistics released on … Continue reading

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Look before you leap: is the service sector lead growth model sustainable for India?

Conventional economic theory would argue that development progresses by climbing up the industrial ladder : starting at agriculture, moving onto manufacturing, and finally into services. However India has gone from being a largely agrarian economy into a service lead economy; … Continue reading

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The Red Dragon’s Insatiable Thirst For Oil

Illustration by: Paul Blow By: Rakan A. Alsheikh While the World watches closely the shale boom in America, China is facing its own energy concerns. In a recent report, The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) estimated that China will replace … Continue reading

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