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Is Japan’s ‘Revival’ For Real?

There’s been a lot of bullish sentiment towards Japan lately, as reflected by the Nikkei index’s 70% gain over the past six months – the index now stands above 15,000, at its highest...

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The Outlook For Global Container Shipping

Below is a summary of Business Monitor International (BMI)’s current views on the global shipping sector: Transpacific shipping rates are still doing relatively better than Asia-Europe rates,...

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The Lasting Significance Of 1979

Commentary on the death of former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher has rightly pointed out that she was a transformational figure, not just for the UK economy, but, indirectly, for dozens of...

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Japan: Is This The Beginning Of The End?

Last week, the Bank of Japan (BoJ) policy board decided to employ extreme measures in a bid to stoke inflation, as demanded by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. With unanimous support to double the monetary...

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