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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.

Say It Ain't So: New Zealand Prime Minister Calls It Quits
December 06, 2016
Say It Ain't So: New Zealand Prime Minister Calls It Quits
Australia in particular laments John Key's surprise decision to resign.
Say It Ain't So: New Zealand Prime Minister Calls It Quits
‘The Mother of All Deals’: Abe Could Gift Trump a Trade Pact
November 30, 2016
‘The Mother of All Deals’: Abe Could Gift Trump a Trade Pact
A bilateral trade deal between the U.S. and Japan would leave other would-be TPP members behind.
‘The Mother of All Deals’: Abe Could Gift Trump a Trade Pact
South Korea's Reform Crisis
November 21, 2016
South Korea's Reform Crisis
South Korea's much-needed economic reforms have faded from discussion, thanks to a sensational political scandal.
South Korea's Reform Crisis
Trump Election Shocks Asian Markets
November 09, 2016
Trump Election Shocks Asian Markets
Donald Trump's upset victory in the U.S. presidential election sends Asian markets tumbling.
Trump Election Shocks Asian Markets
Is Asia Ready for Trump and ‘Brexit Times 10’?
November 07, 2016
Is Asia Ready for Trump and ‘Brexit Times 10’?
Fear over a President Trump is already shaking Asia's markets.
Is Asia Ready for Trump and ‘Brexit Times 10’?
New Leaders Challenge Asia’s Gender Gap
October 31, 2016
New Leaders Challenge Asia’s Gender Gap
Asia's gender gap is still daunting, but more and more women are taking on political leadership roles.
New Leaders Challenge Asia’s Gender Gap
Duterte Gambles With the Philippines' Economy
October 24, 2016
Duterte Gambles With the Philippines' Economy
What are the economic implications of Duterte's pivot toward China, and away from the U.S.?
Duterte Gambles With the Philippines' Economy
Head South for Asia’s New Economic Powerhouse
October 05, 2016
Head South for Asia’s New Economic Powerhouse
The World Bank pegs South Asia as a “global growth hotspot."
Head South for Asia’s New Economic Powerhouse
Japan Ups the Ante in War on Deflation
September 22, 2016
Japan Ups the Ante in War on Deflation
The Bank of Japan continues to aggressively pursue its inflation target, but how long can Kurodanomics last?
Japan Ups the Ante in War on Deflation
What Lessons From Australia’s Economic Winning Streak?
September 19, 2016
What Lessons From Australia’s Economic Winning Streak?
What can other countries learn from Australia's 25 years of uninterrupted growth?
What Lessons From Australia’s Economic Winning Streak?
G20 Fails Growth Test
September 08, 2016
G20 Fails Growth Test
Once again, the G20 is big on talk but short on the action needed to revitalize the global economy.
G20 Fails Growth Test
Is Asia Ready for Another Fed Shock?
September 04, 2016
Is Asia Ready for Another Fed Shock?
Will the threat of another interest rate hike U.S. again roil Asia's markets?
Is Asia Ready for Another Fed Shock?
Asia’s Great Innovation Leap Forward
August 30, 2016
Asia’s Great Innovation Leap Forward
Asian countries are moving on up in the latest innovation ratings. Can the region sustain its progress?
Asia’s Great Innovation Leap Forward
Asia’s Emerging Markets: From Bust To Boom?
August 22, 2016
Asia’s Emerging Markets: From Bust To Boom?
The worst may be over for Asia's emerging markets, but growth will remain "slow and painful."
Asia’s Emerging Markets: From Bust To Boom?
Asia’s Double Nightmare: Brexit and President Trump
August 17, 2016
Asia’s Double Nightmare: Brexit and President Trump
After the economic shock of Brexit, Asia can ill afford Trump's protectionism.
Asia’s Double Nightmare: Brexit and President Trump
Australian Economy: Race To The Bottom
August 08, 2016
Australian Economy: Race To The Bottom
The Reserve Bank of Australia cuts interest rates to a new record low.
Australian Economy: Race To The Bottom
A Weaker Yen Is Coming: Who Are The Winners and Losers?
July 24, 2016
A Weaker Yen Is Coming: Who Are The Winners and Losers?
The BOJ is determined to reverse the recent strengthening of Japan’s currency.
A Weaker Yen Is Coming: Who Are The Winners and Losers?
Brexit Is Not Asia’s Only Worry
July 21, 2016
Brexit Is Not Asia’s Only Worry
Warning lights are flashing, say some analysts.
Brexit Is Not Asia’s Only Worry
Interview: Weak Japan Opposition Loses Ground
July 20, 2016
Interview: Weak Japan Opposition Loses Ground
An interview with Donna Weeks on Japan's election result and its implications for the future of Japanese politics.
Interview: Weak Japan Opposition Loses Ground
Japan’s Elections: A Vote For Abenomics
July 13, 2016
Japan’s Elections: A Vote For Abenomics
The prime minister wins a mandate on further reforms. Can he deliver?
Japan’s Elections: A Vote For Abenomics
Global Economy: It’s All About The Money
July 10, 2016
Global Economy: It’s All About The Money
Employment is rising, but for many workers wages have stalled.
Global Economy: It’s All About The Money
Australia’s Election Cliffhanger
July 03, 2016
Australia’s Election Cliffhanger
The final outcome is uncertain, but either way the result looks likely to be disappointing for PM Malcolm Turnbull.
Australia’s Election Cliffhanger
Australia’s Election: Turnbull’s Time?
June 30, 2016
Australia’s Election: Turnbull’s Time?
After years of political instability, Australians go to the polls again on July 2.
Australia’s Election: Turnbull’s Time?
Brexit Shocks Asia
June 25, 2016
Brexit Shocks Asia
British voters’ shock decision to quit the European Union delivered a blow to markets. Can Asia ride out the storm?
Brexit Shocks Asia
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