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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.

China Slows – Will Asia Follow?
April 18, 2014
China Slows – Will Asia Follow?
As the region’s largest economy slows, what impact will it have on the rest of Asia?
China Slows – Will Asia Follow?
Australia and Japan Conclude Free Trade Deal
April 08, 2014
Australia and Japan Conclude Free Trade Deal
After seven years of negotiation, the two countries have concluded a ‘historic’ Economic Partnership Agreement.
Australia and Japan Conclude Free Trade Deal
Asia’s Next BRICS?
April 04, 2014
Asia’s Next BRICS?
As growth in the BRICS slows, many of the new economic stars are from the Asia-Pacific.
Asia’s Next BRICS?
Koll: Japan Economic Recovery on Track
April 01, 2014
Koll: Japan Economic Recovery on Track
As Japan moves to a higher sales tax, The Diplomat speaks with Tokyo-based economist Jesper Koll.
Koll: Japan Economic Recovery on Track
Is Gold Back?
March 25, 2014
Is Gold Back?
Worries over global trends have produced a rally, to the delight of Australian miners.
Is Gold Back?
Can Abenomics Survive Tax Hike?
March 21, 2014
Can Abenomics Survive Tax Hike?
Japanese consumers face higher sales taxes from April 1. Will this derail the recovery?
Can Abenomics Survive Tax Hike?
‘Korean Wave’ Just The Start For Asian Brands
March 15, 2014
‘Korean Wave’ Just The Start For Asian Brands
The Diplomat speaks with expert Martin Roll on the rise of Asian brands.
‘Korean Wave’ Just The Start For Asian Brands
Asia’s ‘Shocking’ Gender Gap
March 11, 2014
Asia’s ‘Shocking’ Gender Gap
There’s been talk in Asia of reforms on women’s rights, but progress has been slow.
Asia’s ‘Shocking’ Gender Gap
Australia’s Economic Luck: 21 Years and Counting
March 08, 2014
Australia’s Economic Luck: 21 Years and Counting
Stronger than expected growth figures suggests the economy still has some life in it.
Australia’s Economic Luck: 21 Years and Counting
Park Warns South Korea: Change or Perish
February 28, 2014
Park Warns South Korea: Change or Perish
The president announces plans to wean the country from its export-dependent model.
Park Warns South Korea: Change or Perish
OECD: Reform Failure Could Sink Growth
February 24, 2014
OECD: Reform Failure Could Sink Growth
G20 finance ministers pledge to boost global growth by 2 percent or more over the next five years.
OECD: Reform Failure Could Sink Growth
Indonesians Shrug Off ‘Taper Tantrums’
February 22, 2014
Indonesians Shrug Off ‘Taper Tantrums’
Despite an uncertain outlook, investor and consumer confidence is high.
Indonesians Shrug Off ‘Taper Tantrums’
India’s Modi Affair
February 15, 2014
India’s Modi Affair
After a difficult year, some investors are excited at the prospect of a pro-business leader.
India’s Modi Affair
Last of the Automakers to Leave Australia
February 11, 2014
Last of the Automakers to Leave Australia
Australia faces a future without domestic auto production after Toyota says it will leave.
Last of the Automakers to Leave Australia
Dr Doom: Don’t Panic Over Emerging Markets
February 05, 2014
Dr Doom: Don’t Panic Over Emerging Markets
A noted economist doesn’t see recent stock and currency falls becoming a full-blown crisis.
Dr Doom: Don’t Panic Over Emerging Markets
Asian Firms Shine at Sustainability Awards
January 25, 2014
Asian Firms Shine at Sustainability Awards
The region’s companies have an impressive presence in the latest green rankings.
Asian Firms Shine at Sustainability Awards
Japan’s Nemesis Threatens Europe
January 23, 2014
Japan’s Nemesis Threatens Europe
As Japan struggles to contain deflation, the eurozone may see prices begin to fall.
Japan’s Nemesis Threatens Europe
World Bank: Global Economy Back on Track
January 15, 2014
World Bank: Global Economy Back on Track
Led by high-income economies, the outlook is good for 2014, but some risks remain.
World Bank: Global Economy Back on Track
Vietnam’s Charm Fades
January 10, 2014
Vietnam’s Charm Fades
The country has some reforms to make before it can fulfill its long-term potential.
Vietnam’s Charm Fades
Asia’s New Year Economic Wish List
January 08, 2014
Asia’s New Year Economic Wish List
Can the region build on the progress it made in 2013?
Asia’s New Year Economic Wish List
Asia’s Business Winners and Losers for 2013
December 31, 2013
Asia’s Business Winners and Losers for 2013
It was a good year for some of the region’s titans. For others…less so.
Asia’s Business Winners and Losers for 2013
Asia’s Rich Listers in World’s Top 10
December 27, 2013
Asia’s Rich Listers in World’s Top 10
It has been a good year for the very richest people in Asia.
Asia’s Rich Listers in World’s Top 10
Stocking Fillers for Asian Investors
December 25, 2013
Stocking Fillers for Asian Investors
With emerging market risks rising in 2014, analysts are predicting a mixed year for investors.
Stocking Fillers for Asian Investors
Citizens Beware: Taxman’s Take on the Rise
December 23, 2013
Citizens Beware: Taxman’s Take on the Rise
Tax burdens look set to rise across the region.
Citizens Beware: Taxman’s Take on the Rise
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