Monthly Archives: November 2014

China & Japan Need Each Other?

One might say it was a political milestone: In the context of the APEC summit in Beijing Chinas president Xi Jingping met Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe. The last formal meeting of representatives of the two countries on the highest … Continue reading

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Singapore’s Lee Kwan Yew and the pragmatic approach to governance

In the foreword to “Lee Kwan Yew: The Grand Master’s Insights on China, the United States, and the World”, Henry Kissinger said “I have had the privilege of meeting many world leaders over the past half-century; none, however, has taught … Continue reading

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The New Silk Road Strategy – China’s real answer to the TPP?

Chinese interest in the Russia-Kazakhstan spaceport feud Back in the day, manned Soyuz mission into space sent shivers through observers. Russia’s main spaceport, Roscosmos, then in Soviet Union and now based in Baikonur in central Kazakhstan, has a stirring record … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving for the Whole OPEC Family

This Thursday, or Thanksgiving for those readers currently in the United States, marks more than a day to give thanks for what we have and eat until we sleep: it is the much-anticipated meeting of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting … Continue reading

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Careful Research Necessary to Uncover India’s Best Investment Opportunities

By: Ben Sirois India’s past rapid economic growth and newly elected government with a focus on economic liberalization and the economy seem to make India a prime country to invest in. However, the opportunity in India is not uniform within … Continue reading

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Does the Rich Get Richer and the Poor Get Poorer from Abenomics?

The Prime Minister Abe explaining his three arrows of the economic policy, Abenomics During a past few months, Japan has been experiencing the huge changes in the market price and great depreciation of yen. Abenomics is undoubtedly the hottest controversial … Continue reading

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The effects of Japanese slowdown on India

Between April and September, Japan,the world’s third-largest economy registered successive quarters of shrinking GDP. Japan has entered a recession. Even before this data was released, the Bank of Japan (BoJ) announced it would increase Quantitative Expansion(QE). The announcement pushed the … Continue reading

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