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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Asia’s corporate credit binge raises risks for 2019

NIKKEI ASIAN REVIEW Debt-laden groups in China, India and Indonesia vulnerable to financial pressure William Pesek Perhaps no region is happier than Asia to hear the U.S. Federal Reserve may end its tightening cycle. China, India and Indonesia earned the dubious honor of prominent mention in a new Institute of International Finance report calling attention
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Populism threatens Thailand again

NIKKEI ASIAN REVIEW Junta prefers handouts to hard work building economy William Pesek As the Group of 20 leaders meets this weekend to assess the global economy, no topic is more pressing than the populist currents battering the world. There is a certain poetry to this meeting taking place in Argentina, a place grappling with
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Nissan, Olympus and fixing Japan Inc.’s governance

NIKKEI ASIAN REVIEW Abe must speed reforms to end boardroom complacency and enforce controls over bosses William Pesek It did not take long for any suggestion that the scandal at Nissan Motor might be a unique one-off for corporate Japan to be blasted away. Just two days after the carmaker was making headlines with the arrest of
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The real lessons of Carlos Ghosn’s downfall

NIKKEI ASIAN REVIEW As well as pillioring the disgraced boss, Japan Inc. should look at itself William Pesek The Carlos Ghosn scandal concerns far more than one larger-than-life boss and the “serious misconduct” allegedly involved in reporting his oversized pay. The affair raises questions about Renault, Nissan Motor and Mitsubishi Motors, the international triple alliance he headed, and
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Why Trump will escalate the trade war

ASIA TIMES In two speeches, Vice-President Pence gave up America’s Asia game plan for 2019 – and it won’t be pretty for policymakers, markets or investors By WILLIAM PESEK NOVEMBER 20, 2018 Asia spent the last 22 months fearing Donald Trump’s angry Twitter feed. Turns out, it’s the United States president’s hologram that poses the biggest
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