Mon Apr 7th, 2014
Observers worry whether high debt levels, increases in borrowing, and servicing problems will result in an economic crisis.
Mon Mar 3rd, 2014
The G-20 commitments are largely meaningless. Few, if any, initiatives are likely to be implemented, and based on its previous performance, few targets will be met.
Mon Dec 30th, 2013
There is a growing gap between the financial markets and real economic activity, and investors are betting too strongly that a positive resolution is imminent.
Thu Oct 10th, 2013
Abenomics does not deal with key Japanese problems of debt and demography. But its policy failures will affect not only Japan, but the global economy as well.
Mon Sep 16th, 2013
Many now fear a rerun of 1994's Great Bond Massacre, which triggered emerging market crises and a 10-year setback to many Asian economies.
Mon Sep 9th, 2013
Tokyo's winning bid for the Olympics and Shinzo Abe's new economic policies have given the Japanese new hope. Outsiders still have doubts.
Mon Jul 8th, 2013
Some recent statements from central bankers risk destabilizing a very fragile financial system.