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  1. Japan's budget blind spot

    Posted Oct 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... or the United States' at 93 per cent- there is one country that has the grandaddy of all government debt: Japan, where the total this year will be close to 230 per cent of GDP. Japan's plight ... is done, by the year 2035, Japan's rapidly ageing population will take debts to 685 per cent of GDP. A new study by five distinguished economists, titled 'Public Debts: Nuts, Bolts ...

  2. Bolster, don't bash, Japan's economy

    Posted Feb 09th 2007, 12:00am by Christopher Johnson

    ... Christopher Johnson Europeans who seek measures against the weakness of the yen should broaden their view of chronic problems in Japan- to avoid punishing Japanese consumers and stalling ... that this decline would be discussed at a Group of Seven meeting between central bankers and finance ministers in Essen, Germany, at the weekend. But shoppers in Japan- where increased domestic consumer ...

  3. Business - Economy - GLOBAL ECONOMY

    A prayer for 2013

    Posted Dec 28th 2012, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... into renewed recession with potentially devastating effects for the rest of the globe. In Asia, a new government in Japan is preparing to print and spend its way out of recession as the lesser evil ...

  4. Golden opportunities

    Posted May 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... months,' Holliday says. Northeast Asia, particularly Japan, is a magnet for highly motivated individuals who are prepared for a challenge. 'For professionals in Tokyo, securing a role in FICC ...

  5. Currency matters

    Posted Mar 30th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Now that China has overtaken Japan as the world's biggest holder of foreign exchange reserves, should the mainland revalue the yuan? Write to us ...

  6. Business - Money

    Talking points: corporate earnings

    Posted Sep 17th 2012, 12:00am by JOHN WOODS

    ... a few of us. According to the latest filings for companies that comprise the MSCI Asia ex Japan index, year-on-year earnings growth contracted by 15.3 per cent. That shouldn't come ... of almost 16 per cent for firms in the MSCI Asia ex-Japan index; by August, that forecast had been dialed back to 12 per cent; and by the year end, could measure as little as 6 per cent. In fact, ...

  7. career tracker

    Posted Jun 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Northern Trust Global Investments Japan K.K. Nakayama will lead the growth of the asset management business in Japan, with responsibility for sales, product development, client service ...

  8. Europe's financial crisis is actually anything but

    Posted Jun 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... output grew by 1.4 per cent. That's hardly spectacular, I know, but it's not much worse than the United States, which grew by 1.7 per cent, and it's considerably better than Japan ... year was higher than it would have been in an ideal world. But compared to the US, which ran a budget deficit of 9.6 per cent, or Japan on 10.1 per cent, it looked modest. Similarly, at 68 per ...

  9. Magazines - Money - INVESTMENT: CURRENCY

    Yuan products- a shopper's guide

    Posted Sep 17th 2012, 12:00am by KEVIN MCQUEEN

    ... ex-Japan at PineBridge Investments. He cites policy changes, such as agreements for swaps with other central banks and trade settlements with Japan in yuan, as an example. Certainly, there's ...


    The week explained: price fixing

    Posted Oct 08th 2012, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... in transportation by sea. On a smaller level, but rather relevant to Asia, was the infamous MSG or monosodium glutamate cartel operated by six companies from Japan, Korea and Taiwan that controlled ...




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