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For Enda Curran's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Hong Kong ceases to be safe haven in gathering China-U.S. storm

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. China’s recent imposition of a sweeping, but vaguely worded national security law has ...

Telework giving the global economy a glimpse of the virtual future

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. Virtual brown bag lunches have replaced office gatherings; schools have rushed out internet-based learning; the International Monetary Fund will this week hold its spring meetings online; ...

Coronavirus will change how we shop, travel and work for years

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. The great depression spurred a "waste not, want not” attitude that defined consumer patterns for decades. Hyperinflation in the Weimar Republic still haunts German policy. The Asian financial crisis left the region hoarding ...