Category: East Asia

South Korea’s bubble troubles

ASIA TIMES Governor Lee Ju-yeol must tap his inner rebel and beat the odds with a regimen of slow, but steady tightening By WILLIAM PESEK MARCH 11, 2018 South Korea’s Lee Ju-yeol has beaten the odds three times in four years. First, in 2014 when he was chosen to run the Bank of Korea after dispensing withering criticism of
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Grading Asia’s reform hype

Grading Asia’s reform hype

William Pesek livemint.com Even for jaded long-time Asia scribes, the past three years have been uniquely fascinating—and Narendra Modi has much to do with that. The Indian Prime Minister’s arrival on the global scene in May 2014 put Asia’s four biggest economies simultaneously in the hands of bold reformers. The common thread linking Modi, Japan’s
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