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BIG PICTURE COMMENTARY BY TOM ORLIK, BLOOMBERG ECONOMIST China’s renewed commitment to reform and run of positive data has buoyed investor confidence for the year ahead, though mounting structural challenges and a drag on growth from policy shifts should temper optimism. Click here to continue reading [...]
Below is a link for Bloomberg’s “China’s Reform Plan,” a collection of commentaries, compiled by the editors of Bloomberg’s Economics Asia and China Briefs, that showcases the responses of leading analysts and academics to key elements of the country’s reform package. To view the supplement, click the link below. http://www.bloombergbriefs.com/files/Chinas_Reform_Plan-PRINT.pdf Inside: A Bloomberg Brief analysis [...]
China is on the verge of gaining direct access to a second ocean from its mainland, a geopolitical gain that rarely occurs in an age of generally fixed country borders. The gain is due to years of infrastructure spending and a targeted international development project in Myanmar. China has been deeply involved with Myanmar’s port system and Irrawaddy River development. At the same [...]
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WHAT TO WATCH: The Bank of Japan releases data for monetary base, which is targeted by the central bank to reach 200 trillion yen at the end of 2013, 7:50 a.m. Indonesia’s economy probably grew 5.9 percent in the second quarter, in line with the five-year trend (see page 4), 10 a.m. Australia’s Treasurer Chris Bowen releases [...]
Foreign institutional investors bought $179 million of equities across India, Indonesia, South Korea, the Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam in the week to Wednesday, compared with net sales of about $440 million the week prior. Click here to continue reading.
The Bank of Japan’s strategy to end almost two decades of stagnation through unprecedented monetary stimulus may set off a ticking time-bomb for financial markets if it’s not followed by extensive structural reforms. Such reforms, critical to the success of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s economic program — dubbed Abenomics — have historically proved difficult to implement. The combination of a [...]
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