Will stress tests conducted on China’s financial institution help to restore investor confidence?

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[Timizzer ] Thomson Reuters reported on April 04, 2014 that The China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC) plans to conduct stress tests on the country’s largest and rural banks. This new ruling was … Continue reading more

With the sales tax hike looming in Japan come April, how will it impact the overall economic growth going forward?

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[Timizzer ] The first sales tax hike in approximately two decades or so will soon be fully put in place in Japan come April 01, 2014 when the consumption tax rates will … Continue reading more

Potential deflationary risks in Japan and what are the likely impacts?

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[Timizzer ] Thomson Reuters News reported on March 24, 2014 that Bank of Japan’s (BOJ) Deputy Governor, Mr. Kikuo Iwata has recently voiced out the central bank’s concerns on the overall inflationary … Continue reading more

Are Chinese private entities gradually moving away from relying on state credit?

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[Timizzer ] Thomson Reuters News reported on March 24, 2014 that several Chinese computer peripherals and semiconductor companies are flashing signs of defaulting on their bond payments. There are other Chinese companies … Continue reading more
  • Will stress tests conducted on China’s financial institution help to restore investor confidence?
    Picture of ICBC bank in China - January 28 2014
  • With the sales tax hike looming in Japan come April, how will it impact the overall economic growth going forward?
    Picture of pedestrains walking along Shinjuku shopping belt - Nov 29 2013
  • Potential deflationary risks in Japan and what are the likely impacts?
    Pedestrian walking past Bank of Japan building - Dec 03 2013
  • Are Chinese private entities gradually moving away from relying on state credit?
    Picture of a factory floor in China - Dec 30 2013