Anthony Rowley

Anthony Rowley is a veteran journalist specialising in Asian economic and financial affairs. He was formerly Business Editor and International Finance Editor of the Hong Kong-based Far Eastern Economic Review and worked earlier on The Times newspaper in London
Anthony Rowley
Anthony Rowley is a veteran journalist specialising in Asian economic and financial affairs. He was formerly Business Editor and International Finance Editor of the Hong Kong-based Far Eastern Economic Review and worked earlier on The Times newspaper in London

Latest from Anthony Rowley

Macroscope | Britain seems to be setting itself up as ‘another Hong Kong’

London and Hong Kong are likely to become financial and logistical windows on the world for China

17 Feb 2019 - 10:57PM
Britain seems to be setting itself up as ‘another Hong Kong’

London and Hong Kong are likely to become financial and logistical windows on the world for China

Macroscope | Could promise of ‘spillover’ revenue make infrastructure investment more attractive for private sector?

According to the Asian Development Bank Institute, returning part of the additional tax revenue from spillovers could raise the return on infrastructure investment by 39-43 per cent in the case of Japan, and significantly elsewhere.

11 Feb 2019 - 9:44AM
Could promise of ‘spillover’ revenue make infrastructure investment more attractive for private sector?

According to the Asian Development Bank Institute, returning part of the additional tax revenue from spillovers could raise the return on infrastructure investment by 39-43 per cent in the case of Japan, and significantly elsewhere.

The world’s mounting debt crisis must solved before it blows up in our face
Macroscope | Expect more hard times ahead, as bear market has just begun to stir

The interconnected nature of the globalised economy means the current economic downturn is being dangerously underestimated

27 Jan 2019 - 9:25PM
Expect more hard times ahead, as bear market has just begun to stir

The interconnected nature of the globalised economy means the current economic downturn is being dangerously underestimated

Macroscope | China’s belt and road initiative may have its flaws, but some critics are taking it too far

Detractors of China’s ‘Belt and Road Initiative’ have adopted a shrill tone that smacks of vulnerability

20 Jan 2019 - 9:49PM
China’s belt and road initiative may have its flaws, but some critics are taking it too far

Detractors of China’s ‘Belt and Road Initiative’ have adopted a shrill tone that smacks of vulnerability

Macroscope | Who would want to take the helm of a World Bank that has lost its focus?

Founded in 1944 as the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development to finance post-World War II reconstruction, the institution has lost its identity and sense of purpose, Anthony Rowley writes.

13 Jan 2019 - 7:57PM
Who would want to take the helm of a World Bank that has lost its focus?

Founded in 1944 as the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development to finance post-World War II reconstruction, the institution has lost its identity and sense of purpose, Anthony Rowley writes.

Asian Development Bank chimes in with dire prediction for China’s 2019 economic growth if trade war deteriorates to worst-case scenario

ADB sees China growth of 6.3 per cent this year under existing sanctions, 5.3 per cent if US sanctions all Chinese exports.

13 Jan 2019 - 6:11PM
Asian Development Bank chimes in with dire prediction for China’s 2019 economic growth if trade war deteriorates to worst-case scenario

ADB sees China growth of 6.3 per cent this year under existing sanctions, 5.3 per cent if US sanctions all Chinese exports.

Macroscope | The uniting powers of Northeast Asia may be a counterweight to the might of the United States of America

The crowning achievement for Sino-Japan relations would be a trade agreement between the world’s second and third-biggest economies, plus South Korea

6 Jan 2019 - 9:56PM
The uniting powers of Northeast Asia may be a counterweight to the might of the United States of America

The crowning achievement for Sino-Japan relations would be a trade agreement between the world’s second and third-biggest economies, plus South Korea

Macroscope | Japan and China could forge an alliance that will boost fiscal stimulus to offset recession

Japan and China could demonstrate to the world that fiscal stimulus is the only way out of the monetary mess we are now in

31 Dec 2018 - 12:13AM
Japan and China could forge an alliance that will boost fiscal stimulus to offset recession

Japan and China could demonstrate to the world that fiscal stimulus is the only way out of the monetary mess we are now in

Macroscope | Does Fed chairman Jerome Powell want to be remembered as Scrooge who ruined Christmas? Let’s hope not

It was the night before Christmas, and old Scrooge sat in his counting house in Washington DC. A gloom resembling that of the US Federal Reserve pervaded Scrooge’s office and he himself bore more than a passing resemblance to Fed chairman Jay Powell.

23 Dec 2018 - 10:15PM
Does Fed chairman Jerome Powell want to be remembered as Scrooge who ruined Christmas? Let’s hope not

It was the night before Christmas, and old Scrooge sat in his counting house in Washington DC. A gloom resembling that of the US Federal Reserve pervaded Scrooge’s office and he himself bore more than a passing resemblance to Fed chairman Jay Powell.

Macroscope | There is a ceasefire in the US-China trade war. So who waved the white flag first?

China may scale back the rhetoric of its global ambitions, recognising that discretion can be the better part of valour in a long-term game. Likewise, Trump may be less confrontational, now that the soft underbelly of the US economy has been exposed

16 Dec 2018 - 7:50PM
There is a ceasefire in the US-China trade war. So who waved the white flag first?

China may scale back the rhetoric of its global ambitions, recognising that discretion can be the better part of valour in a long-term game. Likewise, Trump may be less confrontational, now that the soft underbelly of the US economy has been exposed

Macroscope | A spectre of collapse or a vision of hope in the New Year

The G20 heads showed by their antics in Buenos Aires that there is a building crisis of leadership and a lack of international cooperation

9 Dec 2018 - 6:26PM
A spectre of collapse or a vision of hope in the New Year

The G20 heads showed by their antics in Buenos Aires that there is a building crisis of leadership and a lack of international cooperation

Macroscope | Is Donald Trump’s short-term game plan enough to spoil China’s long-term economic, geopolitical strategy?

Trump’s trade war may dent the progress of China, but unlikely to derail the carefully crafted economic and geopolitical strategy

2 Dec 2018 - 12:06PM
Is Donald Trump’s short-term game plan enough to spoil China’s long-term economic, geopolitical strategy?

Trump’s trade war may dent the progress of China, but unlikely to derail the carefully crafted economic and geopolitical strategy

Macroscope | Nissan’s old guard struck back against their ‘gaijin’ saviour, and Japan Inc may be the worse for it

Ghosn’s loyalty to the French company in pushing for a full Renault-Nissan merger appears to have been the cause of his downfall

25 Nov 2018 - 10:56AM
Nissan’s old guard struck back against their ‘gaijin’ saviour, and Japan Inc may be the worse for it

Ghosn’s loyalty to the French company in pushing for a full Renault-Nissan merger appears to have been the cause of his downfall

The writing on the wall shows world’s biggest markets coming together to push back against Trump’s trade war
Is Shinzo Abe offering Japan’s Samurai bonds as a foil against China’s debt diplomacy?
Beware the infrastructure wars of Asia as great powers compete for prominence and contracts
Global markets are plunging from a toxic mix of factors that created the perfect storm for meltdowns
Discretion may be the better part of valour in a trade war with worldwide economic implications
Macroscope | How much of a fall should the world’s financial markets brace themselves for?

If this ‘bloodbath’ stops short at a salutary correction - knocking maybe 10 to 20 per cent off equity valuations - it would be a mercy and a wonder

14 Oct 2018 - 3:09PM
How much of a fall should the world’s financial markets brace themselves for?

If this ‘bloodbath’ stops short at a salutary correction - knocking maybe 10 to 20 per cent off equity valuations - it would be a mercy and a wonder

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