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Daniel Moss
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Apr 7, 2021
Who’s afraid of the big bad economic boom?
The revival is likely to be very impressive. On Tuesday, the International Monetary Fund raised its forecast for the world expansion to 6%.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Mar 12, 2021
Policy credibility is hard to earn and easy to lose
The key distinctions all come down to trust. In countries that have earned it, officials statements are taken seriously, policies are believable and political systems relatively stable.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Feb 22, 2021
How the big COVID-19 rebound keeps getting delayed, a bit
The next couple of months are going to be tough. The rosy prognosis for things to really get better has been shunted to the middle of the year.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Feb 12, 2021
The Olympics can no longer be run from smoke-filled rooms
The cozy world of male-dominated politics that gave rise to Yoshiro Mori is no match for 21st century corporate sponsorship and athletic diplomacy.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Feb 3, 2021
Did I make a mistake becoming an American?
As an American abroad, my question was personal: Did I make a colossal error five years ago?
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jan 10, 2021
A Tokyo emergency will be a bad omen for the world’s 2021
Tokyo and its surrounding prefectures would almost qualify for Group of Eight membership if they were a country.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jan 9, 2021
South Korea needs more babies and immigrants
The country greeted the new year by recording its first annual population decline.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Dec 9, 2020
Prime Minister Suga makes a $708 billion bet on political survival
The government's fiscal response to the pandemic already dwarfs measures taken after the global financial crisis, as well as the earthquake and tsunami of 2011.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Nov 18, 2020
What happens when Singapore runs out of sand for construction?
Singapore's appetite for sand has become controversial. Some neighbors that used to sell it have objected, citing concerns about environmental degradation.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Nov 16, 2020
A vaccine won't derail the easy money train
Don't get carried away by the good news on vaccine development. Central banks are miles from the exit ramp for the tremendous stimulus they've pumped into the economy.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Nov 9, 2020
It's the Fed, not the White House, that matters most in Asia
Asia's monetary system depends on the stability of the greenback. Currencies are mostly priced against the buck with more than a few countries have soft pegs to the dollar.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Oct 31, 2020
The real winner of the work-from-home economy
South Korea has shown its resilience in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, and is seeing its economy return to positive territory.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Oct 16, 2020
Is Indonesia selling out to investors?
An omnibus law passed last week chisels away at Indonesia's wall of labor protections, making it a win for employers and investors while angering unions.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Oct 7, 2020
Singapore's expat model is broken
Lee Kuan Yew, the country's first leader, laid out the welcome mat for multinational corporations. Now his vision is running into the wall of COVID-19.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Sep 1, 2020
India paid the price of lockdown for little reward
The troubles keep piling up for India, feted not long ago as a would-be commercial superpower. Economic data show the country is in far worse shape than previously thought, while it has overtaken Mexico to become the world’s third-largest tally of coronavirus cases. It will take the South Asian giant...
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Aug 27, 2020
Abenomics finally finds its moment of genius
Muscular fiscal stimulus, large-scale monetary easing and a helping hand for businesses have become the global standard in the COVID-19 era.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jul 31, 2020
Undead economies are the price of mini-lockdowns
After pocket lockdowns, get ready for pint-sized recoveries.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jul 29, 2020
Najib’s stunning guilty verdict proves some things do change
The conviction of Malaysia's former prime minister truly is unprecedented.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jul 18, 2020
You want the truth? You can't handle total lockdown
While measures to keep people apart can help curb the spread of COVID-19, they may also be decimating economies.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jul 16, 2020
Good news: China is growing again; just don't ask how
Old drivers such as exports and infrastructure helped the recovery, but that challenges a long-sought shift toward consumers.

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