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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Brazil kills off BRICS dream

Brazil kills off the BRICS dream with election of strongman Jair Bolsonaro by William Pesek The bright future that then-Goldman Sachs economist Jim O’Neillenvisioned 17 years ago has had a rough few months. In July, nations comprising the BRIC acronym held their annual summit. Yet by the time leaders of Brazil, Russia, India and China converged in
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Japan still struggles to escape its wartime past

NIKKEI ASIAN REVIEW South Korean court revives disputes that should have been settled long ago William Pesek  November 01, 2018 Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has the power to act boldly in addressing the country’s wartime past.   © Reuters Memories may fade, but history does not die away so easily, especially when competing versions
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Why Indonesia is on the brink — again

NIKKEI ASIAN REVIEW As its financial markets plummet, Indonesia has an excess of deja vu William Pesek October 26, 2018 Two decades ago, the Asian financial crisis revealed Indonesia to be the weakest link. While the trouble started in Thailand, it was the collapse of Jakarta’s financial system that generated full-blown contagion. Indonesia experienced another
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From bubble to bubble

NIKKEI ASIAN REVIEW As Abe visits Xi, Japan’s economic record has painful lessons for both leaders William Pesek October 24, 2018 Shinzo Abe’s trip to Beijing is one for the history books. The first formal summit between Japanese and Chinese leaders since 2011 rekindles Asia’s most vital relationship at a pivotal moment. Yet as Prime
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Asia’s 2008 seer is worried all over again

SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST Indian economist Raghuram Rajan, who correctly called the subprime crisis, is worried about growing imbalances and the possibility of another global shakeout Sunday, 14 October, 2018, 2:03pm William Pesek In 2016, around the time Britons were dealing with “Brexit” trauma, Indians were bracing for “Rexit”. The reference here is to Raghuram
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SoftBank’s Son risks running short of good bets

NIKKEI ASIAN REVIEW William Pesek October 12, 2018 SoftBank founder Masayoshi Son is all about divining technology shifts. As the world’s most influential venture capitalist, once said: “I think I’m better than others at sniffing out things that will bear fruit in 10 or 20 years while they’re still at the seed stage, and I’m
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