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29 September 2016

A wave of political activism has animated East Asian politics: Taiwan’s Sunflower Student Movement in 2014, South Korean 2015 street protests against President Park’s new labour law, and protests in Japan in 2015 against Prime Minister Abe’s security bills. Youth activism was common to all these movements. Facing challenges in a stagnating economy, the younger generations have developed a deeper political awareness from a sense of marginalisation from political decision-making processes. A wave of political activism has animated East Asian politics: Taiwan’s Sunflower Student Movement in 2014, South Korean 2015 street protests against President Park’s new labour law, and protests...

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24 July 2022

Qonto Plans To Complete An Acquisition Deal For Penta

Major European fintech firm Qonto has announced its plans to acquire German fintech firm, Penta. When the acquisition is complete, Qonto will be looking to become a major financial provider in Europe. Penta was established in 2017. The firm has...

22 July 2022

Australian Market Records Market Boost For Lenders

The Australian market closed slightly higher on Thursday, July 21, 2022 after strengthening in its banking stocks while the energy stocks saw a decline. At the close of the trading hours, the S&P/ASX200 surged to 6,794.28, representing a slight increase...

29 September 2016

Does Japan’s Democracy Have Room for Women and Children?

A wave of political activism has animated East Asian politics: Taiwan’s Sunflower Student Movement in 2014, South Korean 2015 street protests against President Park’s new labour law, and protests in Japan in 2015 against Prime Minister Abe’s security bills. Youth...

28 September 2016

It’s an Italian Thing

Italian Prime Minister has set the date for the constitutional referendum as late as practically possibly.  It will be held on December 4.  The issue is the perfect bicameralism that gives as much power to the Senate as the Chamber...

27 September 2016

Singapore Maintains the Appearance of Democracy

When Lee Hsien Loong collapsed during the National Day Rally speech on 21 August 2016, it shocked not only many Singaporeans, but also leaders from around the world. Although he recovered quickly and was able to finish his speech after...

26 September 2016

What’s Up in Emerging Markets

EM initially benefitted from the FOMC decision, but softened into the weekend.  One culprit was lower oil prices, as reports suggest an output deal is unlikely at the OPEC meeting this week in Algeria.  However, it wasn’t just EM, as...

22 September 2016

Is Japan at the End of the Monetary Rope?

Japan’s monetary gamble and Abenomics are approaching the end of the road. Neither Brussels nor Washington is immune to the adverse consequences of Tokyo's monetary exhaustion, says Dan Steinbock. Recently, Japan’s second quarter GDP growth was revised up to 0.7...

20 September 2016

Recession Recovery and the Tale of Two Dollar Rallies

The dollar-value of all the goods and services the US produces has never been larger.  Two other metrics capture the recovery.  These two Great Graphics come from the Wall Street Journal and draw from Census Bureau figures. The dollar-value of all the goods and services...

16 September 2016

A Missed Opportunity for Indonesia

As ASEAN meetings in Vientiane concluded in September 2016, an air of anxiety was already beginning to settle over the Southeast Asian nations. Further resistance against China’s maritime assertiveness in the South China Sea is proving increasingly futile. As ASEAN...