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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.

US Economists Warn on China, India Growth Slowdown
October 24, 2014
US Economists Warn on China, India Growth Slowdown
Beware ‘Asiaphoria’ says former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers.
US Economists Warn on China, India Growth Slowdown
Is Australia Still the Lucky Country?
October 21, 2014
Is Australia Still the Lucky Country?
With a slowing resources boom and a worrying housing bubble, is Australia prepared for good times to end?
Is Australia Still the Lucky Country?
‘Perfect Storm’ Threatens Markets
October 16, 2014
‘Perfect Storm’ Threatens Markets
Downside risks to growth are emerging everywhere.
‘Perfect Storm’ Threatens Markets
Analyst: China’s Encirclement Could Spark War
October 09, 2014
Analyst: China’s Encirclement Could Spark War
Griffith University's Christian Wirth on the ongoing dangers associated with East Asia's maritime disputes.
Analyst: China’s Encirclement Could Spark War
Fears For Carry Trade as Asian Growth Drops
October 07, 2014
Fears For Carry Trade as Asian Growth Drops
Global investors may be heading for the exit, as emerging Asian economies look set to slow.
Fears For Carry Trade as Asian Growth Drops
China Slowdown Cools Commodities
October 02, 2014
China Slowdown Cools Commodities
Weakening demand in China is having significant ramifications for the resources sector, particularly in Australia.
China Slowdown Cools Commodities
How Many Billionaires Are There in Asia?
September 26, 2014
How Many Billionaires Are There in Asia?
A lot, according to the most recent ‘billionaire census.’ And the number looks set to grow.
How Many Billionaires Are There in Asia?
New Zealand’s Key Unlocks ‘Rock Star’ Economy
September 23, 2014
New Zealand’s Key Unlocks ‘Rock Star’ Economy
The center-right government easily returns to power. Can it continue its impressive economic performance?
New Zealand’s Key Unlocks ‘Rock Star’ Economy
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
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