Category: Commentary

Xiaomi and the Chinese delusion

NIKKEI ASIAN REVIEW The company misjudged the market. Beijing risks misreading the global tech trade war William Pesek July 12, 2018 As Xiaomi stumbled this week, China’s great smartphone hope generated a bull market in scapegoating. Investors are unconvinced by CEO Lei Jun’s internet strategy, some complain. Others say the initial public offering price was
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Japan’s eerily quiet #MeToo moment

SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has failed to enact specific and clear reforms designed to empower women in spite of pledges to do so Monday, 09 July, 2018, 8:45am William Pesek It’s the BBC documentary Prime Minister Shinzo Abe doesn’t want you to see. Ostensibly, “Japan’s Secret Shame” tells the story
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Japanese casinos are a real gamble

NIKKEI ASIAN REVIEW Tokyo has a lot to tempt operators but it is late entering a crowded Asian market William Pesek July 05, 2018 For two decades, Las Vegas billionaires salivated over the idea of casinos in Japan. Arguably, only China holds greater potential than the affluent, gambling-crazy East Asian archipelago. Tokyo may hate to
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The fears haunting China’s markets

NIKKEI ASIAN REVIEW Last week’s equity tumble shows instability will persist without serious economic reform William Pesek July 02, 2018 Economic reforms are needed to keep investor uncertainty from resurfacing.   © Reuters Barely a month ago, the MSCI index company gushed that China’s inclusion in the premier emerging-market stock benchmark could “change the face”
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