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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.

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
OECD: Aussies Still the Happiest
May 07, 2014
OECD: Aussies Still the Happiest
A new report once again ranks Australians as among the happiest people on the planet.
OECD: Aussies Still the Happiest
Ferry Tragedy Fails to Sink Park
April 30, 2014
Ferry Tragedy Fails to Sink Park
Public outrage will not translate into political instability, analysts say.
Ferry Tragedy Fails to Sink Park
Analyst: ‘Womenomics’ Marks Social Shift in Tradition-Bound Japan
April 24, 2014
Analyst: ‘Womenomics’ Marks Social Shift in Tradition-Bound Japan
With support from the top and a generational shift, change in coming to Japan.
Analyst: ‘Womenomics’ Marks Social Shift in Tradition-Bound Japan
China Slows – Will Asia Follow?
April 18, 2014
China Slows – Will Asia Follow?
As the region’s largest economy slows, what impact will it have on the rest of Asia?
China Slows – Will Asia Follow?
Australia and Japan Conclude Free Trade Deal
April 08, 2014
Australia and Japan Conclude Free Trade Deal
After seven years of negotiation, the two countries have concluded a ‘historic’ Economic Partnership Agreement.
Australia and Japan Conclude Free Trade Deal
Asia’s Next BRICS?
April 04, 2014
Asia’s Next BRICS?
As growth in the BRICS slows, many of the new economic stars are from the Asia-Pacific.
Asia’s Next BRICS?
Koll: Japan Economic Recovery on Track
April 01, 2014
Koll: Japan Economic Recovery on Track
As Japan moves to a higher sales tax, The Diplomat speaks with Tokyo-based economist Jesper Koll.
Koll: Japan Economic Recovery on Track
Is Gold Back?
March 25, 2014
Is Gold Back?
Worries over global trends have produced a rally, to the delight of Australian miners.
Is Gold Back?
Can Abenomics Survive Tax Hike?
March 21, 2014
Can Abenomics Survive Tax Hike?
Japanese consumers face higher sales taxes from April 1. Will this derail the recovery?
Can Abenomics Survive Tax Hike?
‘Korean Wave’ Just The Start For Asian Brands
March 15, 2014
‘Korean Wave’ Just The Start For Asian Brands
The Diplomat speaks with expert Martin Roll on the rise of Asian brands.
‘Korean Wave’ Just The Start For Asian Brands
Asia’s ‘Shocking’ Gender Gap
March 11, 2014
Asia’s ‘Shocking’ Gender Gap
There’s been talk in Asia of reforms on women’s rights, but progress has been slow.
Asia’s ‘Shocking’ Gender Gap
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