Mar 20, 2014

Recent stimulus setting up debt crisis for China

The idea that China acted in economically rational ways that merit U.S. study and replication, as suggested by two Chinese economists, is just too much. Asia's biggest economy is merely delaying a debt crisis that will be much bigger and more spectacular than it ...

Feb 15, 2014

Sure winners in 2020 Tokyo Olympics? Gangsters

As Japan bets on a big economic boost from the 2020 Olympics, it might be dismayed by what’s happening right now in Russia. Moody’s doubts the Sochi Games will be much of a plus for that economy. Yet there is one sector of Japan’s ...

Feb 6, 2014

Asia's dangerous nostalgia

What gives with the nostaglia in some Asian countries for strongmen of the past? The yearning for yesteryear speaks to our disorienting times and a dearth of visionary leadership when it's most needed.

Jan 30, 2014

Troubled Thailand is only the tip of Asia's iceberg

Thailand may offer the clearest example of how the U.S. Federal Reserve's ultralow interest rates have helped cover up deep-seated structural problems in emerging markets.Officials throughout Asia will regret ignoring the near suicidal course they're on.