Unlike previous recoveries, fixed asset investment in the private sphere is rising while growing at a slower pace in the public sector.
For Anjani Trivedi's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Beijing knows it needs to push its way up and out of a grim economic reality. That should be a worry for competitors aiming at the same space as Chinese companies.
India hasn’t been an easy market for Harley, where it’s had an assembly plant for a decade and only sells a few thousand bikes.
Suga’s track record is promising. Earlier this year, as the risk of having supply chains in China became apparent, he came out in support of diversifying.
A lot rides on Joe Biden’s climate change plan. Victory for the Democratic could take the global tally for environmentally friendly projects to as high as $7 trillion.
Climate change is bringing more frequent and intense deluges that threaten the economic heartland, and previous infrastructure defenses can’t keep up. There’s very little time to prepare for what’s coming.
Improved battery technology is lowering costs, leaving existing owners with overly expensive models no one will want secondhand.
The pandemic will widen the wealth gap. Bigger firms will survive, while the small decide it’s not worth it.
The coronavirus is hastening the need for a labor force that doesn’t get sick or locked down.
The automaker could very well catch the future wave just right, or mistime it terribly.