Abenomics describes the plans of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to revive growth in the world’s third largest economy, which is struggling to find traction under the impact of a strong yen and stubborn deflation.
The "third arrow" of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's package of reforms to steer his country back to strong economic growth is ambitious in scale and vision.Wednesday, 2 July, 2014, 8:50am 4 comments
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has unveiled his long-awaited growth strategy - the so-called "third arrow" of what has come to be known as "Abenomics".2 Jul 2014 - 3:47am 1 comment
There are three reasons people in Hong Kong should care about the apparent crumbling of last year's best investment bet - Japan.
One is that local investors snapped up Japan funds with abandon last year, and smartly so: the returns were huge.1 Apr 2014 - 12:51am 7 comments
Let's dispense with all this "Abenomics" stuff. Until Prime Minister Shinzo Abe serves up even just one of the epochal reforms he promised 15 months ago, Japan's drive to end deflation and restore growth should bear the name of the man doing all the heavy lifting and taking all the risks: central bank governor Haruhiko Kuroda.26 Mar 2014 - 6:34am
After two "lost decades", Japan began its bold but risky reforms a year ago. The new governor of the Bank of Japan, Haruhiko Kuroda, pledged to do "whatever it takes" to achieve the 2 per cent inflation target, seeking to double the monetary base by the end of this year.24 Mar 2014 - 3:33am 2 comments
Deal-savvy casino operators are in fine shape even if Japanese consumers are increasingly doubtful about the benefits of Abenomics. The likely site of the next lavish casino complex in the cash-rich nation has been on the minds of bankers ever since a consortium of foreign casino operators announced their interest to compete in the maiden market.17 Mar 2014 - 2:40am
Big Japanese companies such as Toyota Motor will offer the most generous pay raises in years on Wednesday, but workers will still struggle to offset a sales tax increase next month, highlighting the difficulties the government is facing in overcoming entrenched deflation.12 Mar 2014 - 3:28pm
Japan's economy expanded less than estimated in the fourth quarter and the current-account deficit widened to a record in January, highlighting risks to Abenomics as an increase in sales tax looms.11 Mar 2014 - 5:14pm
After all the recent hoopla about Abenomics in Japan and China's reform under Xi Jinping, South Korea's Park Geun-hye becomes the latest to join the Asian reform club.4 Mar 2014 - 4:32am 1 comment
Japan's economy logged its best performance in three years as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's growth blitz drove the expansion, but weak second-half data and a sales tax rise scheduled for April are expected to dampen hopes for a firm recovery.18 Feb 2014 - 2:28am