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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.

IMF: India Slips But Asia Still Leads Pack
October 16, 2017
IMF: India Slips But Asia Still Leads Pack
The latest projections show the importance of Asia for a world economy that is still slowly recovering.
IMF: India Slips But Asia Still Leads Pack
Closing The Gap: Asia’s Slow Progress on Equality
October 10, 2017
Closing The Gap: Asia’s Slow Progress on Equality
Gender equality remains a distant pursuit for much of the Asia-Pacific region, despite the economic and social benefits.
Closing The Gap: Asia’s Slow Progress on Equality
Tougher Times Ahead For New Zealand’s Next Government
September 25, 2017
Tougher Times Ahead For New Zealand’s Next Government
Financial markets during the campaign showed a preference for continuity, but tougher times may be ahead.
Tougher Times Ahead For New Zealand’s Next Government
Politics to Rule Economics at China’s ‘Game Of Thrones’
September 19, 2017
Politics to Rule Economics at China’s ‘Game Of Thrones’
Policy stability will be a key focus of both China’s government and central bank ahead of the 19th National Congress.
Politics to Rule Economics at China’s ‘Game Of Thrones’
Good Morning, Vietnam Stocks
September 11, 2017
Good Morning, Vietnam Stocks
Vietnam's equities are in a “sweet spot” but risks remain.
Good Morning, Vietnam Stocks
A $50 Billion ‘Breakthrough’ For Timor-Leste?
September 04, 2017
A $50 Billion ‘Breakthrough’ For Timor-Leste?
Australia and Timor-Leste are moving toward an “historic” agreement.
A $50 Billion ‘Breakthrough’ For Timor-Leste?
Asia’s Rate Gap Widens Amid Capital Outflow Risks
August 28, 2017
Asia’s Rate Gap Widens Amid Capital Outflow Risks
While emerging markets continue to rally, risks have intensified for those most exposed to capital outflows.
Asia’s Rate Gap Widens Amid Capital Outflow Risks
Korean War Threat Fades as China Debt Fears Resurface
August 21, 2017
Korean War Threat Fades as China Debt Fears Resurface
Pyongyang's threats generate a sense of déjà vu, but China’s debt inspires more concrete worries.
Korean War Threat Fades as China Debt Fears Resurface
No Rest For Reform As Japan’s Economy Surges Ahead
August 16, 2017
No Rest For Reform As Japan’s Economy Surges Ahead
Tokyo beat growth expectations last quarter -- scoring a sixth straight quarter of growth. But there's more work to do.
No Rest For Reform As Japan’s Economy Surges Ahead
Aging Asia: Turning Demographic Weakness to Strength
August 07, 2017
Aging Asia: Turning Demographic Weakness to Strength
Will developing Asia get old before it gets rich?
Aging Asia: Turning Demographic Weakness to Strength
Asia Growth on Track Despite Washington Worries
July 31, 2017
Asia Growth on Track Despite Washington Worries
The IMF's latest World Economic Outlook Update remains bullish on Asia growth.
Asia Growth on Track Despite Washington Worries
Time (and Oil) Running Out for Timor-Leste
July 24, 2017
Time (and Oil) Running Out for Timor-Leste
The newly elected government will have to move quickly to diversify Timor-Leste's economy.
Time (and Oil) Running Out for Timor-Leste
ADB: Climate Change Threatens Asia’s Development Gains
July 17, 2017
ADB: Climate Change Threatens Asia’s Development Gains
The ADB predicts "drastic changes" that could pose an "existential threat" to some Asian countries.
ADB: Climate Change Threatens Asia’s Development Gains
With EU Deal, Japan Sends Powerful Message on Free Trade
July 08, 2017
With EU Deal, Japan Sends Powerful Message on Free Trade
The Japan-EU deal is a political win for Abe and a repudiation of Trump-style protectionism.
With EU Deal, Japan Sends Powerful Message on Free Trade
India’s Taxing Pains
July 03, 2017
India’s Taxing Pains
Confused implementation reminds some of the the day after demonetization, but there's hope for the future.
India’s Taxing Pains
Asia’s Biggest Debtors Exposed To Rate Shock
June 26, 2017
Asia’s Biggest Debtors Exposed To Rate Shock
Rising debt levels put Asia's top economies in a precarious position should interest rates rise.
Asia’s Biggest Debtors Exposed To Rate Shock
Fourth Time's the Charm: Chinese Stocks Join MSCI Emerging Market Index
June 21, 2017
Fourth Time's the Charm: Chinese Stocks Join MSCI Emerging Market Index
The long-coveted inclusion of Chinese stocks will bring increased investment from overseas. Will it also spark reforms?
Fourth Time's the Charm: Chinese Stocks Join MSCI Emerging Market Index
South Korea’s Chaebol Needn’t Fear Moon
June 19, 2017
South Korea’s Chaebol Needn’t Fear Moon
Despite campaign pledges, a precarious hold on parliament will make far-reaching reforms difficult to achieve.
South Korea’s Chaebol Needn’t Fear Moon
Abenomics Back On Track as Japan's Abe Marks Longevity Record
June 06, 2017
Abenomics Back On Track as Japan's Abe Marks Longevity Record
2017 could mark a turning point for the prime minister's signature economic reform policy.
Abenomics Back On Track as Japan's Abe Marks Longevity Record
Robert Mann on What to Expect From China's Economy
May 31, 2017
Robert Mann on What to Expect From China's Economy
An interview with Robert Mann, Senior Portfolio Manager at Nikko Asset Management.
Robert Mann on What to Expect From China's Economy
Chinese Stocks: Short-Term Pain for Long-Term Gain?
May 29, 2017
Chinese Stocks: Short-Term Pain for Long-Term Gain?
Despite a surprise credit downgrade, investors remain bullish on China's stock market.
Chinese Stocks: Short-Term Pain for Long-Term Gain?
New Life for the TPP?
May 22, 2017
New Life for the TPP?
The TPP 11 are "united" on moving forward, but Trump has his own ideas for the future of Asia trade.
New Life for the TPP?
Australia's New Budget Hopes for a Continued Lucky Streak
May 10, 2017
Australia's New Budget Hopes for a Continued Lucky Streak
The Coalition government's latest budget depends on some overly optimistic economic forecasts to cut the deficit.
Australia's New Budget Hopes for a Continued Lucky Streak
IMF: Rocky Global Recovery ‘Under Threat’
April 25, 2017
IMF: Rocky Global Recovery ‘Under Threat’
The global economy not yet “out of the woods.”
IMF: Rocky Global Recovery ‘Under Threat’
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