Recognition

The Society of Publishers in Asia announces the winners of the 2017 Awards for Editorial Excellence

"William Pesek has consistently set a high standard for opinion pieces this century, and his insightful and in depth pieces on Trump and Asia reveal both a profound depth of knowledge and the skill to cut straight to the heart of the matter."

Hong Kong, June 15, 2017 – The Society of Publishers in Asia (SOPA), an organization dedicated to best practices in professional publishing, was proud to present 95 awards for outstanding journalism at its annual SOPA Awards for Editorial Excellence gala dinner at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre tonight. For full Awards Winners list
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More Published Columns

Japan’s ‘Reagan Moment’ Is Worse Than You Think

FORBES William Pesek Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe listens to questions during a session of the upper house budgetary committee at parliament in Tokyo on March 26, 2018. Abe vowed a day earlier to press on with his controversial move to amend Japan’s pacifist constitution, undeterred by a political scandal that has dented his popularity.
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Why Fed policy is made in Beijing

NIKKEI ASIAN REVIEW US central bank knows it cannot risk triggering shocks in China William Pesek China, as everyone knows, has empowered its economy by becoming the global factory. But is it also now manufacturing Federal Reserve policy? It is hard not to conclude as much, given the Fed’s about-face on U.S. interest rates. Chairman
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Can The Philippines Survive Rodrigo Duterte?

FORBES William Pesek Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte attends the ASEAN-China Summit during the 33rd ASEAN Summit on November 14, 2018 in Singapore. (Photo: Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images) As economic bookends go, a recent assertion by Philippine research group Ibon Foundation is a head-turner. It claims President Rodrigo Duterte produced the lowest number of jobs in two
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Trump’s Asian Bankers Aren’t Happy

FORBES William Pesek Donald Trump has made at least one thing great again: America’s debt load, one growing even faster than doubts about the world’s biggest economy. That leaves the “Art of the Deal” president with some finessing to do with his bankers –- the biggest of which are in Asia. The U.S. built a huge
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Caterpillar — China spell is broken

NIKKEI ASIAN REVIEW Global construction faces uncertainty if Beijing can no longer wave the magic wand William Pesek Bad things come in threes — a superstition given new resonance for world markets as Caterpillar, Intel and Nvidia suddenly flash corporate warning signs. China, which just recorded its slowest annual growth since 1990, is at the
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How The Federal Reserve Turned Japanese

FORBES William Pesek If there’s anyone who understands Jerome Powell’s pain, it’s Japan’s Toshihiko Fukui. Need to Google him? Granted, a whole lot has happened since Fukui left the Bank of Japan in March 2008 after serving five years as governor. The Lehman Brothers crisis. The Federal Reserve “taper tantrum.” Brexit. Donald Trump! One can
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