Monthly Archives: March 2014

Emerging Baku

I was lucky enough to be selected for last year’s Hassenfeld overseas immersion trip to Turkey and Azerbaijan. I was somewhat familiar with Istanbul as I had been to Turkey before, but had no clue of the rapid development in … Continue reading

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Shadow banking system in China — Explosion of Risk

China is now facing issues from its “Shadow Banking System”; a term refers to a diverse set of financial institutions that are performing banking functions outside of regulated depository institutions. There is a ton of talks these days among economists … Continue reading

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Japanese Deflation is Far From Dead

When Bank of Japan Chairman Haruhiko Kuroda took the reins of the Japanese central bank in late 2012, he was tasked with jumpstarting an economy that had been languishing since the 1990s. GDP growth was slow, the population was aging, … Continue reading

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By hook or by crook: Why do so many Indian politicians have criminal charges?

From  the 7th of April to 12th of May , the world will bear witness to the biggest exercise in democracy, as over an estimated 800 million eligible voters in India heads to the polls to select their representatives to … Continue reading

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China Services Trade Deal Suffers Backlash In Taiwan

By: Rakan Alsheikh In what could be the biggest challenge facing Taiwan in improving its diplomatic & trade relations with China, hundreds of Taiwanese students stormed the parliament on Tuesday morning and blocked the entrance gates with piles of chairs … Continue reading

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The Trans-Pacific Standoff: Japan and the TPP

Disagreements between Japan and the United States have brought negotiations to create an overly ambitious tariff-free trade zone to a standstill. Differences between the two largest players in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has held up efforts to create closer economic … Continue reading

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Entrepreneurship at the heart of “Abenomics”

Japan is ranked the lowest among 24 developed economies in a survey conducted by Global Entrepreneurship Monitor[1] for level of entrepreneurial activities. Based on economic development levels, intentions for entrepreneurial activities differ among countries and Japan is categorized in the … Continue reading

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