William Pesek

William Pesek

William Pesek is a Tokyo-based journalist, former columnist for Barron’s and Bloomberg and author of “Japanization: What the World Can Learn from Japan’s Lost Decades”. Twitter: @williampesek

Latest from William Pesek

11 Nov 2018 - 9:10AM
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Eye on Asia | Which is scarier: US Fed raising interest rates, or Donald Trump ratcheting up his trade war?

With the Dow giving up its 2018 gains, the stock market is fizzling as proof that Trump’s policies are winners

With the Dow giving up its 2018 gains, the stock market is fizzling as proof that Trump’s policies are winners

28 Oct 2018 - 4:10PM
Opinion | Will Saudi Arabia’s unfolding scandal cloud the US$100 billion vision of Softbank’s founder Son?

One of the first rules of investing is never to put every egg in one basket, especially one whose designs for the future conflict with yours

One of the first rules of investing is never to put every egg in one basket, especially one whose designs for the future conflict with yours

21 Oct 2018 - 11:20AM
Opinion | Asia’s 2008 seer is worried all over again

Indian economist Raghuram Rajan, who correctly called the subprime crisis, is worried about growing imbalances and the possibility of another global shakeout

Indian economist Raghuram Rajan, who correctly called the subprime crisis, is worried about growing imbalances and the possibility of another global shakeout

14 Oct 2018 - 2:03PM
Opinion | Rising US Treasury yields a clear and present danger to Asia’s emerging economies

A spike in US debt yields is contributing to chaos from India to Indonesia to the Philippines, where currencies are cratering.

A spike in US debt yields is contributing to chaos from India to Indonesia to the Philippines, where currencies are cratering.

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Opinion | Plot thickens for Abe’s third term in Japan

Shinzo Abe is poised to become Japan’s long serving prime minister on Thursday, a chance to fulfil his dream to revise the pacifist constitution. Yet Donald Trump’s trade war and slowing demand may get in the way, writes William Pesek.

Shinzo Abe is poised to become Japan’s long serving prime minister on Thursday, a chance to fulfil his dream to revise the pacifist constitution. Yet Donald Trump’s trade war and slowing demand may get in the way, writes William Pesek.

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Opinion | While the world breathes easier with the Trump-Kim detente, South Korea’s economy suffers

South Korean President Moon Jae-in took office in May 2017, but shortly thereafter pivoted from a focus on the economy to North Korean peace. The problem is Moon’s Pyongyang detente has eclipsed all else

South Korean President Moon Jae-in took office in May 2017, but shortly thereafter pivoted from a focus on the economy to North Korean peace. The problem is Moon’s Pyongyang detente has eclipsed all else

10 Jun 2018 - 10:51PM
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27 May 2018 - 9:36PM
Opinion | Trump’s naive Nobel Prize goal is creating false hope on US-China trade

The US President is playing nice with Xi Jinping, not because he suddenly became a free-trade champion but because his eye is on the prize – the Nobel Prize

The US President is playing nice with Xi Jinping, not because he suddenly became a free-trade champion but because his eye is on the prize – the Nobel Prize

20 May 2018 - 10:47PM
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29 Apr 2018 - 10:54PM
Opinion | Trump’s chaotic trade crusade is making emerging markets great again

Trump’s escalating trade war is putting sizeable, rapidly-growing nations less integrated with global trade flows at a unique advantage, says William Pesek

Trump’s escalating trade war is putting sizeable, rapidly-growing nations less integrated with global trade flows at a unique advantage, says William Pesek

8 Apr 2018 - 7:11PM