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Daniel Moss
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jun 20, 2020
Predicting what the future holds for Asia's megacities
While the largest cities attract wealth and innovation, they have also become hotbeds for COVID-19
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
May 29, 2020
Japan is going for broke, minus the broke part
The prospect of monetary and fiscal coordination means this stimulus bill will get paid. But central bank independence is also on the line.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
May 24, 2020
Good riddance to China's scrapped growth target
These figures had outlived their usefulness and only fueled cynicism about accuracy.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
May 22, 2020
The coronavirus recovery is doomed before it even begins
As swiftly as lockdowns were imposed across Asia, the process of lifting them will be slow and uneven.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
May 18, 2020
Central banks have let the genie out of the bottle
If anyone knows how hard it is to roll back extraordinary monetary support, it's Japan.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Apr 29, 2020
The world’s economic visionaries can't see past tomorrow
The Bank of Japan was once a monetary policy pioneer. Now it's in crisis mode.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Apr 7, 2020
Coronavirus tests Abe’s leadership as economy stalls
The prime minister's economic package may look bold, but action comes late.
COMMENTARY / World
Feb 20, 2020
COVID-19's economic hit is all in your mind
Psychology can be more powerful than facts when it comes to an epidemic's impact
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Feb 18, 2020
Take COVID-19, add a trade war and raise taxes: A recipe for disaster
Japan is facing a trifecta of challenges with severe economic consequences.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Dec 3, 2019
Stimulus can fix a lot of policy errors
Japan's misguided consumption tax hike makes a big fiscal package inevitiable.
COMMENTARY / Japan
Nov 11, 2019
Trade war frontlines are friendlier than you think
Here it's apparent that centuries-old ties between the nations can't be unwound by political rhetoric spewing from distant capital cities.
COMMENTARY / World
Oct 6, 2019
China won't be able to save the world economy this time
Beijing played a pivotal role in reviving global growth after recessions in 2001 and 2008, but things are very different now.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Oct 1, 2019
Tax hike comes at an inauspicious time
An increase in the consumption levy is the last thing Japan's economy needs.
COMMENTARY / Japan
Sep 27, 2019
This dirty word is driving economic change in Japan
Japanese businesses are starting to recognize the need to import more labor, but there's still reason to be wary of the 'I' word.
COMMENTARY / Japan
Sep 24, 2019
Robot wolves and bionic suits might just save Japan
The nation's demographic decline has created an opening for the technology sector.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Sep 17, 2019
Empty hair salons can't be saved by BOJ
Struggling businesses in rural Japan show the limits of the central bank's massive easing.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jul 2, 2019
Don't give Trump too much credit for a trade truce
The forces shaping the global slowdown predate both the U.S. president and his Chinese counterpart. The solution will take more than handshakes.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jun 10, 2019
A top global finance meeting loses relevance
Ministers mouth the right words, but aren't empowered to solve what ails the global economy.
COMMENTARY / Japan
Apr 26, 2019
Abe should postpone tax hike
A higher levy would undermine the Bank of Japan's ability to consider additional stimulus.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Apr 11, 2019
We're not even close to the next great recession
The IMF's latest numbers show a worrisome trajectory, but they aren't terrible.

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