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
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

Why South Korea and Japan are about to get trumped
With a friend who trumps Japan’s economic recovery, does Shinzo Abe really still need an enemy?
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

28 Oct 2018 - 4:10PM

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

Which is scarier: US Fed raising interest rates, or Donald Trump ratcheting up his trade war?
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

21 Oct 2018 - 11:20AM

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

Will Saudi Arabia’s unfolding scandal cloud the US$100 billion vision of Softbank’s founder Son?
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

14 Oct 2018 - 2:03PM

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

Asia’s 2008 seer is worried all over again
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.

7 Oct 2018 - 10:34AM

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

Rising US Treasury yields a clear and present danger to Asia’s emerging economies
Bank of Japan’s deafening silence amid the world central bankers’ hubbub speaks volumes about Abenomics
Australia, the canary in Asia’s trade coal mine, may rue its slow escape from China’s sputtering economy
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.

16 Sep 2018 - 7:10PM

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.

Plot thickens for Abe’s third term in Japan
Unhinged by Woordward’s expose, Trump may create a ‘Wag the Dog’ crisis for Asia’s markets
With an ally like Trump, does South Korea’s president Moon Jae-in really need an adversary?
Trump’s trade war undermines Japan’s attempt to kick stalling wages and economy into higher gear
This week, stay close to a phone as global central bankers gather to find a solution to market crisis
Asian central banks are getting their mojo back in calling for ‘time out’ on the party of easy liquidity
Japan’s place at the top of the stock market may be fleeting
Bank of Japan, caught between Trump and a hard place, must also confront ghosts of its past
America’s creditors are fed up with Trump’s squander of US economic growth as he picks fights
When the world’s economic giants wage a trade war, the heat is felt from Singapore to Seoul
Japan’s quiet #MeToo moment is an economic indicator
Asia’s chief executives do not work for Donald Trump, or do they?
Are Trump’s Asian bankers about to call in their loans?
Bank of Japan’s attempt at reflating the economy is getting trumped by US trade war threats
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

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM

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

While the world breathes easier with the Trump-Kim detente, South Korea’s economy suffers
It’s time to get the popcorn and buckle your seat belts as Soros gets under Trump’s skin
Asia’s US$200 billion man would be better placed to consider disruptions closer to home
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

20 May 2018 - 10:47PM

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

Trump’s naive Nobel Prize goal is creating false hope on US-China trade
A bullish sign from Malaysia, of all places
Why the Bank of Japan could still shock markets
Starting change from home is how India bests South Korea, China and Japan
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

20 Jul 2018 - 8:47PM

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 chaotic trade crusade is making emerging markets great again