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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.

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
Asia: Whom Do You Trust?
April 11, 2015
Asia: Whom Do You Trust?
Trust in institutions appears to be linked to the stage of economic development.
Asia: Whom Do You Trust?
Can Asia Overcome Lower Growth Speed Limits?
April 10, 2015
Can Asia Overcome Lower Growth Speed Limits?
The region continues to lead in growth, but the risks are growing.
Can Asia Overcome Lower Growth Speed Limits?
Interview: Naomi Fink on the Japanese Economy
April 08, 2015
Interview: Naomi Fink on the Japanese Economy
Analyst Naomi Fink on the Japanese economy and the outlook for Abenomics.
Interview: Naomi Fink on the Japanese Economy
India to the Rescue as Australia Eyes Coal’s Crown
April 05, 2015
India to the Rescue as Australia Eyes Coal’s Crown
With Chinese demand falling, Australia’s coal producers are looking to other markets.
India to the Rescue as Australia Eyes Coal’s Crown
Is Abenomics Firing at the Wrong Targets?
April 01, 2015
Is Abenomics Firing at the Wrong Targets?
The structural reforms of Japan’s Abe government may not be what is needed to drag the economy out of its slump.
Is Abenomics Firing at the Wrong Targets?
AEC Dream’s Failure ‘Still A Success’
March 28, 2015
AEC Dream’s Failure ‘Still A Success’
ASEAN looks unlikely to achieve its deadline, but the region will still benefit from integration.
AEC Dream’s Failure ‘Still A Success’
OECD Eyes Risks As Fed Stays Patient
March 20, 2015
OECD Eyes Risks As Fed Stays Patient
The latest outlook for the global economy: modest growth with risks aplenty.
OECD Eyes Risks As Fed Stays Patient
IMF: Abenomics Won’t Succeed Without Inclusive Growth
March 18, 2015
IMF: Abenomics Won’t Succeed Without Inclusive Growth
A new paper calls on the Japanese government to do more on structural reforms.
IMF: Abenomics Won’t Succeed Without Inclusive Growth
Asia’s Interest Rates: Lower For Longer?
March 16, 2015
Asia’s Interest Rates: Lower For Longer?
Asian central bankers are in a fight against deflation, and rates are coming down across the region.
Asia’s Interest Rates: Lower For Longer?
Japan Inc.’s Offshore Gamble
March 07, 2015
Japan Inc.’s Offshore Gamble
The giants of Japan’s service sector are now looking overseas for opportunity.
Japan Inc.’s Offshore Gamble
Fabrizio Carmignani on the Global Economy
March 05, 2015
Fabrizio Carmignani on the Global Economy
Fabrizio Carmignani on growth, sustainability and what policymakers could do to spark a new Industrial Revolution.
Fabrizio Carmignani on the Global Economy
China’s Great Wall Of Debt
March 04, 2015
China’s Great Wall Of Debt
China’s debt has surged in recent years. Can it handle it?
China’s Great Wall Of Debt
Japan Escapes Recession
February 18, 2015
Japan Escapes Recession
The country manages to grow at the end of 2014, but the anemic pace underscores the work still to be done.
Japan Escapes Recession
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