Topic archives: japan economy

Richard Farmer’s chunky bits: poll dancing in the US

Richard Farmer’s chunky bits: poll dancing in the US

October 30, 2012 1

Examining the current presidential polls in the US, Japan's enormous deficit (and deadlocked parliament) and other political views from around the globe.

Economic growth: I think it’s spurning Japanese …

Economic growth: I think it’s spurning Japanese …

September 11, 2012 22

As the world's fifth largest economy, what happens in Japan matters. And the country's multifaceted problems appear not to be able to be corrected, writes Stephen Koukoulas of Business Spectator.

Swan’s budget surplus risks pushing us into recession

March 30, 2012

To avoid recession, Australia will have to have growth of 3% to 4% over the next 18 months -- which is possible, but no certainty.

Maley: smashing the yen to save Japan

Maley: smashing the yen to save Japan

March 27, 2012

Japanese officials are no doubt breathing a sigh of relief as the yen has weakened against the US dollar this year.

Australia-China currency swap really is a big deal

March 23, 2012 3

China has reached agreements on swaps with about 20 countries, but Australia is the biggest and most advanced economy to sign up.

Tales from inside the European crypt

March 19, 2012

The unthinkable has happened, countries have gone broke, but the euro has survived.

Provocative Abbott on the money with China remarks

October 20, 2011 21

China will continue to buy our commodities regardless of whether we sign any broader economic agreement with it or not, writes Dr John Lee, from the Centre for International Security Studies, Sydney University.

Kohler: tipping towards a recession

Kohler: tipping towards a recession

August 4, 2011 5

This was always the great danger for the post-GFC world: that debt-laden governments, led by the US, would have to start cutting fiscal deficits before their economies reached escape velocity.

Maley: Beijing’s inflation fight

Maley: Beijing’s inflation fight

June 28, 2011

As Chinese leaders prepare to celebrate the Chinese Communist Party’s 90th birthday this Friday, they are deeply aware that they now confront a difficult balancing act in their response to rising inflation, writes Karen Maley.

Fukushima nuke plant ‘in a state of meltdown’

May 13, 2011 4

According to Japanese media reports, there seems to have been a partial or substantial meltdown of the fuel rods in the No.1 reactor at Fukushima.