Monday, January 22 2018 | ASIA TODAY INTERNATIONAL - Reporting the Business that Matters in Asia
ATI Magazine December 2017/January 2018
Beyond the Factory Floor - Japan, Hong Kong, South Korea, Taiwan and Singapore have embraced INDUSTRY 4.0, otherwise known as the fourth Industrial Revolution. China has, too, but under a different name, Made in China 2025. Success will breed tomorrow’s global economic leaders. The wild card is the United States, an early adopter.
A time for giving - China needs to case aside the historical baggage of a nation subjugated by foreign powers.
Power plays rule – Geopolitics and new technologies create new challenges for the region.
Don’t blame debt – Inflation has taken a holiday, along with wage growth and investment, and central bankers are asking why as growth continues to improve.
A revolution in energy – China, the U.S., renewables and more electricity use will reshape the global energy market in the next two decades.
Two to watch - China’s Silicon Delta and the Greater Bay Area.
Hong Kong - set to sign MoU with China on OBOR.
India – GST, Bankruptcy Code and Arbitration reformsl game-changers for business.
Korea – Setting boundaries for de facto détente.
Taiwan – Offices in China a dangerous idea.
Japan – Abenomics has many years to run.
Vietnam – Revived TPP offers growth fillip.
Thailand – Turning the corner, stuck on a page.
Philippines – Striving to hold sweet spot.
Indonesia – Opportunities for the entrepreneur.
Malaysia – MAFTA benefits slowing.
Asia’s currencies - stronger after four years of decline.
The Cukong and the President – a ‘beautiful friendship’ in Suharto’s Indonesia.