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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.

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
Global Economy: Is Time Running Out For Reform?
February 17, 2015
Global Economy: Is Time Running Out For Reform?
Global governments are urged to make good on their reform commitments.
Global Economy: Is Time Running Out For Reform?
China, India To Lead World By 2050, Says PwC
February 12, 2015
China, India To Lead World By 2050, Says PwC
Asia's powerhouse economies are predicted to be dominant by mid-century.
China, India To Lead World By 2050, Says PwC
Asia Leads Innovation Race
February 08, 2015
Asia Leads Innovation Race
Asia fares well in a recent ranking of the world’s most innovative countries.
Asia Leads Innovation Race
Australia Joins Asia’s Dollar Discounters
February 07, 2015
Australia Joins Asia’s Dollar Discounters
Will a recent rate cut by Australia’s central bank be enough to revive a faltering economy?
Australia Joins Asia’s Dollar Discounters
Asia’s Urbanization ‘Just Beginning’
January 30, 2015
Asia’s Urbanization ‘Just Beginning’
Despite a huge wave of urbanization in the first decade of this century, the process may be just getting underway.
Asia’s Urbanization ‘Just Beginning’
A Recession for Australia?
January 27, 2015
A Recession for Australia?
The commodities giant has had an impressive run, but the good times might be coming to an end.
A Recession for Australia?
IMF: India to Take Growth Lead
January 21, 2015
IMF: India to Take Growth Lead
The debate over whether India is the “next China” will continue, but for now the robust growth is welcome.
IMF: India to Take Growth Lead
World Bank Warns on Global Growth
January 17, 2015
World Bank Warns on Global Growth
The organization cuts its growth forecast again, and predicts mixed fortunes for the Asia-Pacific in 2015.
World Bank Warns on Global Growth
Sri Lanka’s Economic Challenge
January 13, 2015
Sri Lanka’s Economic Challenge
The new president has set an ambitious timetable for reforms.
Sri Lanka’s Economic Challenge
Asia’s Key Indicators For 2015
January 07, 2015
Asia’s Key Indicators For 2015
Some important economic trends and events to watch for in the coming 12 months.
Asia’s Key Indicators For 2015
China Is Asia’s Top Market For 2014
December 29, 2014
China Is Asia’s Top Market For 2014
China topped Asia's equities markets in 2014. Who will be the winner in 2015?
China Is Asia’s Top Market For 2014
2015 Set to Be a Tough Year for Commodities
December 25, 2014
2015 Set to Be a Tough Year for Commodities
The region’s miners have had a year to forget. Will 2015 be any better?
2015 Set to Be a Tough Year for Commodities
Interview: Japan’s Slow Progress on Womenomics
December 25, 2014
Interview: Japan’s Slow Progress on Womenomics
Devin Stewart on the progress of Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s “Womenomics” reforms.
Interview: Japan’s Slow Progress on Womenomics
Japan’s Womenomics Rebooted
December 23, 2014
Japan’s Womenomics Rebooted
The country still lags its peers on workplace equality, but there are some signs of progress.
Japan’s Womenomics Rebooted
Are the Good Times Over For Australia?
December 18, 2014
Are the Good Times Over For Australia?
Growth is slowing, while debt and unemployment are on the rise.
Are the Good Times Over For Australia?
Low Oil Prices Won’t Last
December 07, 2014
Low Oil Prices Won’t Last
The fall in crude prices benefits many Asian countries, but the good news may be short lived.
Low Oil Prices Won’t Last
Asia’s Faltering ‘Womenomics’
November 27, 2014
Asia’s Faltering ‘Womenomics’
The region has made little headway in achieving gender equality.
Asia’s Faltering ‘Womenomics’
Can India Become the Next China?
November 20, 2014
Can India Become the Next China?
With its growing labor force, the South Asian giant has some impressive long-term growth potential.
Can India Become the Next China?
Will History Repeat in Japan?
November 18, 2014
Will History Repeat in Japan?
Poor economic data prompt election talk and put the next consumption tax hike in doubt.
Will History Repeat in Japan?
G20 Warned On Growth
November 14, 2014
G20 Warned On Growth
World leaders will have a challenging agenda at this weekend’s summit.
G20 Warned On Growth
Interview: Make Or Break For Abenomics
November 13, 2014
Interview: Make Or Break For Abenomics
Dr. Martin Schulz on a critical moment for Japan's program of economic recovery.
Interview: Make Or Break For Abenomics
Australia Readies for G20 Summit
November 11, 2014
Australia Readies for G20 Summit
Australia is preparing for the biggest meeting of world leaders it has ever hosted.
Australia Readies for G20 Summit
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