Inflation, or rather the lack of it, has been the defining trait of the Japan economy for the past several decades. Despite the Abe administration’s efforts to ignite inflation, thanks to the falling oil price, price growth has remained lackluster, […]
Japanese Value Investing with a local fund manager – Jiro Yasu Japan is often considered to be one of the most fertile places in the world for value investors. Unfortunately, Japan’s equity markets are also beset by problems, including the […]
Amid the ramped-up diplomatic and military pressure on North Korea, there is something else at play, says Charles E. Olson, professor of the practice at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. It’s an exercise in game theory. […]
Quick update to my recent story on Libya’s largest oil field shutting down — with reports yesterday suggesting that the Sharara field has once again gone offline following possible rebel activity along connecting pipelines. That’s a critical development for global crude […]
Spring Airlines, China’s first and largest budget airline, is continuing to blaze new trails in Asia. Its Japanese subsidiary, Spring Airlines Japan, is run by Wang Wei, son of legendary entrepreneur Wang Zhenghua, the airline’s founder who also started one […]
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Japan and South Korea have some of the highest life expectancies in the world — 83.3 years and 81.5 years respectively. However, they also have two of the highest suicide rates, especially among males. In 2013, male suicide rates were […]