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Shoppers at the Dadar market in Mumbai, India. Indian equities now trade at around 23 times next year’s expected earnings, exceeding even the U.S.
BUSINESS / Markets
Apr 16, 2024
‘Expensive’ India lures investors avoiding China risks
Powerful rallies in Indian and Japanese equities during China’s slump have reset Asia’s financial-market landscape.
Security guards along the Bund in front of buildings in the Lujiazui Financial District in Shanghai on Tuesday. The pivot away from China may accelerate as positive catalysts are missing at a time when the U.S. Federal Reserve shifts toward monetary easing.
BUSINESS / Markets
Jan 11, 2024
China is fast losing its place as a must-have in global portfolios
An analysis of filings by 14 U.S. pension funds with investments in Chinese stocks show most of them have reduced their holdings since 2020.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 21, 2023
Jack Ma’s lieutenants return to oversee tough Alibaba reboot
Alibaba surprised markets by declaring Eddie Wu and Joseph Tsai will replace eight-year veteran CEO Daniel Zhang at the helm.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Jan 22, 2023
Bullish calls mount as Asian stocks go on a tear in the new year
China has received most of the spotlight in Asia’s rally, with the MSCI China Index surging more than 50% since end-October.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jan 16, 2022
Investors search for safe havens as omicron takes hold in Asia
The threat of the omicron variant is becoming real for many of Asia’s biggest countries just as it looks set to subside in some Western nations, and that’s complicating investors’ search for winning share bets in the region.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Oct 17, 2021
Down is still up for foreign investors piling into China
Like the demise of Enron Corp. and the collapse of Lehman Brothers, the debacle at China Evergrande Group was inevitable to some only in retrospect.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 27, 2021
China crackdown rocks investors: ‘Everybody’s in the crosshairs’
With losses in Chinese tech and education exceeding $1 trillion, investors question where regulators might strike next.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 25, 2021
China crackdown makes Hong Kong index world’s biggest tech loser
An index launched a year ago to give investors greater exposure to China’s internet giants is now the world’s worst-performing major technology gauge.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Aug 31, 2020
Japan stocks a buy for funds betting on Abenomics continuity
The central bank is going to continue with its current monetary easing to meet its objectives despite Abe's resignation, according to people familiar with the matter.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Apr 10, 2020
Thousands of people in tightly packed dorms pose new challenge for Singapore's virus fight
Tightly packed dormitories housing thousands of foreign workers have emerged as one of Singapore’s biggest challenges in its fight to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
May 25, 2018
How investors are reacting to the Trump-Kim summit collapse
Stephen Innes has been buying gold since the news broke that U.S. President Donald Trump had canceled his planned summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

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The Japanese government updated its English education guidelines in 2017 to emphasize communication over grammar and memorization. Public school teachers are incredibly busy, however, which means schools haven’t been able to implement changes uniformly. Private and alternative schools are attempting to remedy this.
The language of opportunity: Bilingual education is on the rise in Japan