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Enda Curran
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Jun 15, 2021
Millions of missing jobs should make inflation hawks think twice
The global employment shortfall from the pandemic is predicted by the International Labour Organization to be 75 million this year.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy / FOCUS
May 17, 2021
The world economy is suddenly running low on everything
A year ago, as the pandemic ravaged country after country, consumers were the ones panic-buying. Today, on the rebound, it's companies furiously stocking up.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Apr 18, 2021
Pandemic will leave deep scars in world economy even after recovery
Just as some patients recovering from COVID-19 suffer long-lasting symptoms, it's becoming clear that the same will be true for the global economy.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy / ANALYSIS
Apr 4, 2021
World economy risks ‘dangerously diverging’ even as growth booms
It could take years for swaths of the world to join the U.S. and China in fully recovering from the pandemic.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets / FOCUS
Jan 25, 2021
Pandemic-era central banking is creating bubbles everywhere
In 2020, cheap money, gushing in from the world's major central banks, inflated assets and reshaped how we save, invest and spend.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Jan 15, 2021
A year after COVID-19 began, China’s economy is beating world
China's enhanced role in a post-pandemic world increases the urgency of debate among the rest of the world about how to engage with Beijing.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Jan 14, 2021
World economy’s fragile rebound boxed in amid shipping logjams
Some factories complain they can't consider new orders until the clogged pipeline clears.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy / FOCUS
Dec 17, 2020
China's move toward monetary tightening attracts influx of capital
People's Bank of China Gov. Yi Gang has vowed to normalize policy, widening a divergence with other large economies in ways that will shape global capital and trade flows.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Nov 24, 2020
World economy risks buckling into 2021 despite vaccine nearing
Economists say it wouldn't take much for the U.S., euro area and Japan to each contract again either this quarter or next.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / FOCUS
Nov 5, 2020
Derailing of Jack Ma’s Ant IPO shows Xi Jinping is in charge
For global investors, the episode is likely to reinforce the notion that the Communist Party calls all the shots when it comes to major business decisions.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Oct 26, 2020
China’s new growth plan may push economy past U.S. within decade
The country's 14th five-year plan is expected to center around technological innovation, economic self reliance and a cleaner environment.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Aug 1, 2020
World economy’s sputtering recovery threatened by flaring coronavirus
The Asia-Pacific region has been hit hard by a resurgence in the number of COVID-19 cases in recent weeks.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jul 16, 2020
Hong Kong ceases to be safe haven in gathering China-U.S. storm
Hong Kong, until recently an oasis of political stability in Asia, is now gripped with unprecedented regulatory and legal uncertainty that threatens its position as one of the world’s top financial hubs.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy / ANALYSIS
Jul 6, 2020
World economy that took elevator down faces steep stairs back up
Hopes for a V-shaped rebound have been shattered as the reopening of businesses looks shaky at best and job losses risk turning from temporary to permanent.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Apr 15, 2020
Telework giving the global economy a glimpse of the virtual future
The lockdown gripping much of the world economy has spurred a real-time stress test of the long-heralded digital future.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Apr 6, 2020
Reeling world economy slammed by dangerous disinflationary shock
The sinking global economy is suffering through a colossal disinflationary shock that could briefly push it into dangerous deflation territory for the first time in decades.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Mar 21, 2020
Coronavirus will change how we shop, travel and work for years
Every economic shock leaves a legacy. The deadly coronavirus will be no different.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Feb 28, 2020
From watches to lobsters, the new coronavirus is interrupting supply chains globally
A Hong Kong watchmaker who can't get coils or wheels. New Zealand lobsters released back into the wild. A San Diego game studio facing delays to its latest fantasy board games.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Feb 17, 2020
Global economic policy hinges on China's next move amid coronavirus
The broad policy direction for many of the world's central banks and governments now hinges on one question: How will the Chinese government respond to the economic shock caused by the coronavirus?
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jan 21, 2020
Get ready for 'peak decade,' strategists tell peers at Davos
Amid the Alpine peaks of the Swiss resort of Davos this week, politicians, investors and executives are busy debating whether we are witnessing peaks in multiple key drivers of the world economy.

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