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Anthony Fensom
Anthony Fensom

Anthony Fensom is an experienced business writer and communication consultant with more than a decade’s experience in the financial and media industries of Australia and Asia. Having spent four years with Australia’s stock exchange, together with six years in Tokyo, Japan as a full-time writer, he has a keen awareness of the Asia-Pacific’s economic and financial issues.

Bank of Japan Urged to Print More Money
September 17, 2014
Bank of Japan Urged to Print More Money
The OECD urges central banks in Japan and Europe to step up their monetary easing.
Bank of Japan Urged to Print More Money
Asians Positive Amid Global Gloom
September 12, 2014
Asians Positive Amid Global Gloom
A new survey shows persistent pessimism in much of the world, six years after the global financial crisis.
Asians Positive Amid Global Gloom
Interview: Japan’s Corporate Governance ‘Tipping Point’
September 11, 2014
Interview: Japan’s Corporate Governance ‘Tipping Point’
Japan doesn't have the best image when it comes to corporate governance. That may be about to change.
Interview: Japan’s Corporate Governance ‘Tipping Point’
Asia Climbs Competitiveness Scale
September 05, 2014
Asia Climbs Competitiveness Scale
A WEF report had generally positive news for Asian economies, albeit with some warnings for the region’s giants.
Asia Climbs Competitiveness Scale
East Asia’s Future: Extinction?
August 29, 2014
East Asia’s Future: Extinction?
Recent reports highlight the dire demographic outlook for the region.
East Asia’s Future: Extinction?
Jokowi: Indonesia’s Best Chance?
August 28, 2014
Jokowi: Indonesia’s Best Chance?
Anthony Fensom and Colin Brown discuss Jokowi's prospects for reforming Southeast Asia’s largest economy.
Jokowi: Indonesia’s Best Chance?
Japanese Whaling: The Saga Continues
August 26, 2014
Japanese Whaling: The Saga Continues
Is it déjà vu all over again for Japanese whaling watchers?
Japanese Whaling: The Saga Continues
Size Doesn’t Matter for Asia’s Influential Cities
August 20, 2014
Size Doesn’t Matter for Asia’s Influential Cities
Work in Asia, live in Australasia is the message from the latest global surveys of economic clout and livability.
Size Doesn’t Matter for Asia’s Influential Cities
Asia’s Big Two Economies Misfire
August 14, 2014
Asia’s Big Two Economies Misfire
China surprises with a sharp drop in lending while Japan records a major second quarter GDP contraction.
Asia’s Big Two Economies Misfire
Asia Turns Greener
August 07, 2014
Asia Turns Greener
Asia’s economic giants appear to be getting serious about tackling emissions.
Asia Turns Greener
China Urged to Slow, Japan to Speed Up
August 04, 2014
China Urged to Slow, Japan to Speed Up
The IMF offers contrasting recommendations for Asia’s two largest economies.
China Urged to Slow, Japan to Speed Up
Rising Interest Rates Down Under?
July 28, 2014
Rising Interest Rates Down Under?
New Zealand has already raised its rates. Will Australia be next?
Rising Interest Rates Down Under?
IMF: Asia slips, Japan gains
July 27, 2014
IMF: Asia slips, Japan gains
The International Monetary Fund downgrades growth for emerging countries in Asia.
IMF: Asia slips, Japan gains
Jokowi: A Nation (and Market) Picks a Favorite
July 18, 2014
Jokowi: A Nation (and Market) Picks a Favorite
Markets are considering the likely economic policies of the two candidates for the Indonesian presidency.
Jokowi: A Nation (and Market) Picks a Favorite
Australia, Japan and Asia’s New ‘Cold War’
July 14, 2014
Australia, Japan and Asia’s New ‘Cold War’
Donna Weeks, an expert on the Australia-Japan relationship, considers the implications of Abe's recent trip to Australia.
Australia, Japan and Asia’s New ‘Cold War’
OECD: Forget Sunshades, The Future Ain’t So Bright
July 09, 2014
OECD: Forget Sunshades, The Future Ain’t So Bright
A new study sees slowing international growth, especially in Asia, in the coming decades.
OECD: Forget Sunshades, The Future Ain’t So Bright
Asia’s Gas Blowout?
July 02, 2014
Asia’s Gas Blowout?
Demand for natural gas in the region has been booming. How much longer can it last?
Asia’s Gas Blowout?
Asia’s Massive ‘Climate-Smart’ Dividend
June 24, 2014
Asia’s Massive ‘Climate-Smart’ Dividend
A new report sets out the benefits of ‘climate smart’ policies for Asian economies.
Asia’s Massive ‘Climate-Smart’ Dividend
Asia Exposed to Oil Shock
June 20, 2014
Asia Exposed to Oil Shock
The crisis in Iraq could have significant repercussions for Asia’s economies.
Asia Exposed to Oil Shock
China Slowdown To Hit Asia Hard
June 12, 2014
China Slowdown To Hit Asia Hard
Commodity exporters and emerging economies are exposed to any slowdown in the Chinese economy.
China Slowdown To Hit Asia Hard
Asia’s World Cup: Commerce 1, Football 0?
May 31, 2014
Asia’s World Cup: Commerce 1, Football 0?
Teams from the region may struggle, but the World Cup could be a boon for Asian companies.
Asia’s World Cup: Commerce 1, Football 0?
Thailand: Guns, Not Butter
May 23, 2014
Thailand: Guns, Not Butter
Yesterday’s coup will not help an economy that is already struggling.
Thailand: Guns, Not Butter
Will Investors’ Gamble On Modi Pay Off?
May 20, 2014
Will Investors’ Gamble On Modi Pay Off?
Some analysts are bullish on the new prime minister, but he has a tremendous challenge ahead.
Will Investors’ Gamble On Modi Pay Off?
A Tale Of Two Budgets
May 16, 2014
A Tale Of Two Budgets
New Zealand celebrates a ‘beautiful set of numbers.’ Australia does not.
A Tale Of Two Budgets
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