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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.

Trans-Pacific Partnership: Hawaii Talks End Without Deal
August 02, 2015
Trans-Pacific Partnership: Hawaii Talks End Without Deal
Progress, but no deal on the TPP, as time runs short.
Trans-Pacific Partnership: Hawaii Talks End Without Deal
Asia’s Renewed Deal Frenzy
July 30, 2015
Asia’s Renewed Deal Frenzy
The Financial Times acquisition is part of a much larger M&A wave.
Asia’s Renewed Deal Frenzy
Asia’s Soft Power Deficit
July 22, 2015
Asia’s Soft Power Deficit
The Asia-Pacific may be racing ahead economically, but it still lags the West in soft power, according to new research.
Asia’s Soft Power Deficit
China’s Growth Surprise
July 17, 2015
China’s Growth Surprise
The country’s second quarter GDP figure comes in right on target.
China’s Growth Surprise
Japan’s Robot Revolution
July 10, 2015
Japan’s Robot Revolution
As the nation grapples with a shrinking workforce, are robots the solution?
Japan’s Robot Revolution
Asia’s Biggest Worry Isn’t Grexit
July 06, 2015
Asia’s Biggest Worry Isn’t Grexit
A potential meltdown closer to home has regional investors far more concerned.
Asia’s Biggest Worry Isn’t Grexit
MERS Rattles Korean Confidence
June 29, 2015
MERS Rattles Korean Confidence
The disease could have some troubling long-term impacts.
MERS Rattles Korean Confidence
China Deals Up Pressure On TPP
June 22, 2015
China Deals Up Pressure On TPP
Beijing’s latest agreements leave the Trans-Pacific Partnership at risk of losing relevance.
China Deals Up Pressure On TPP
Debt Worries? Not Asia, Says IMF
June 17, 2015
Debt Worries? Not Asia, Says IMF
A new report suggests there is scope for governments to borrow more, with one exception.
Debt Worries? Not Asia, Says IMF
Emerging Asia: Beware The Fed
June 16, 2015
Emerging Asia: Beware The Fed
What might higher U.S. interest rates mean for Asian economies?
Emerging Asia: Beware The Fed
OECD: World Economy Only ‘B-Minus’
June 05, 2015
OECD: World Economy Only ‘B-Minus’
The Asian picture is mixed, with downgrades for China and Japan.
OECD: World Economy Only ‘B-Minus’
Asia’s Complacency Trap
June 04, 2015
Asia’s Complacency Trap
Advanced economies are threatened by a “high income trap.”
Asia’s Complacency Trap
Reform Boost For Tokyo Stocks
May 27, 2015
Reform Boost For Tokyo Stocks
Japanese equities finally pass a bubble era milestone. Will the good news continue?
Reform Boost For Tokyo Stocks
Japan Ups Ante On AIIB
May 23, 2015
Japan Ups Ante On AIIB
Shinzo Abe announces a big increase in infrastructure investment in Asia.
Japan Ups Ante On AIIB
Malaysia: First World By 2020?
May 18, 2015
Malaysia: First World By 2020?
The country is on track, but needs to overcome the “middle income trap.”
Malaysia: First World By 2020?
Australia, Japan Top For Tourists
May 15, 2015
Australia, Japan Top For Tourists
Tourism remains an area of great potential for the Asia-Pacific.
Australia, Japan Top For Tourists
Australian Treasurer To Consumers: Get Happy
May 14, 2015
Australian Treasurer To Consumers: Get Happy
With its latest budget, the government hopes to avert a post-boom hangover.
Australian Treasurer To Consumers: Get Happy
The Expensive Country: Australia Loses Its Luck
May 08, 2015
The Expensive Country: Australia Loses Its Luck
Australia retains its title as the world’s most expensive country for the fourth straight year.
The Expensive Country: Australia Loses Its Luck
Macau Gambles on More Casinos Amid Downturn
May 06, 2015
Macau Gambles on More Casinos Amid Downturn
Is the “Las Vegas of the Far East” taking too big a gamble?
Macau Gambles on More Casinos Amid Downturn
Gold’s Asian Future
May 01, 2015
Gold’s Asian Future
The region is set to be a growing source of demand for the precious metal.
Gold’s Asian Future
China’s Stock Bubble
April 29, 2015
China’s Stock Bubble
Even as its economy slows, China's stocks have been posting some astonishing gains.
China’s Stock Bubble
ASEAN: Asia’s Hottest Investment?
April 23, 2015
ASEAN: Asia’s Hottest Investment?
The rise of ASEAN could ensure that Asia remains the world’s economic growth engine.
ASEAN: Asia’s Hottest Investment?
OECD’s Tough Love For Abenomics
April 17, 2015
OECD’s Tough Love For Abenomics
Efforts to revive the Japanese economy may yet succeed, but there is no room for complacency.
OECD’s Tough Love For Abenomics
Asia’s Growth Gap: India Versus The Rest
April 15, 2015
Asia’s Growth Gap: India Versus The Rest
India is rapidly emerging as Asia’s next growth leader.
Asia’s Growth Gap: India Versus The Rest
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