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

Another Japanese recession? Brace for heavy weather ahead

ASIA TIMES The bears are gathering in Japan in a rare convergence of negative factors. Trumpian tariffs could be the final straw By WILLIAM PESEK JUNE 16, 2018 Suddenly, the global economic scene isn’t looking so good from Tokyo’s vantage point. The first quarter saw a hiccup in the second-longest postwar expansion as growth contracted 0.6%. Economists
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Get the popcorn as Soros trolls Trump

SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST William Pesek Sunday, 03 June, 2018 For a man of his vintage, 87, George Soros has some serious social-media-age game. Arguably no one in finance gets under US President Donald Trump’s skin – or that of his investing peers – more than the Hungarian-turned-American billionaire. Soros did it again last week,
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Why Asia is on front lines again

India is holding its own at the moment. While fragilities remain, including Narendra Modi’s slow pace in raising New Delhi’s economic game, Asia’s No. 3 economy may be sitting this one out Thu, May 31 2018 William Pesek It’s feeling a bit like 2013 in Indonesia as a run on the rupiah brings back traumatic
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The chill as Trump-Abe bromance cools

Industry suffers as U.S president combines attacks on cars and China William Pesek May 31, 2018 Nissan’s cuts in North American production point to industry anxiety over U.S. President Donald Trump’s trade policy. As Nissan Motor slashes North American production by as much as 20%, the popular narrative is that the carmaker misread the market and is
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Time to scrap Hong Kong’s currency peg

Defending the US dollar link wastes money better spent on housing and social care William Pesek May 28, 2018 Defending the Hong Kong dollar’s peg to the U.S. currency takes away resources from spending for a better economic future. Hong Kong is waging an intensifying battle against currency traders. Since April, the territory spent at
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Sony needs a new Walkman

NIKKEI ASIAN REVIEW OPINION After restoring its finances, the Japanese group must rediscover its lost spark William Pesek Longtime Sony watchers can debate when exactly one of Japan Inc.’s best turnaround stories began. April 1, 2014 is as good a guess as any. That was the day then-CEO Kazuo Hirai plucked Kenichiro Yoshida from relative
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