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Toward Japan’s Economic End-Game

May 9, 2019 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Asia - Pacific, Dan SteinbockComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock As the spotlight has been on Japan’s new Emperor Naruhito, the economy is coping with half a decade of Abenomics, monetary injections, huge debt – and a proposed sales tax that could make things a lot worse by the fall.   Ever since Shinzo Abe started his second stint as Prime Minister, Japan …

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The Philippines Emerges as New Bitcoin Hub

May 8, 2019 • Asia - Pacific, Banking Innovation, On Duterte and the PhilippinesComments (0)

Major Philippines bank Union Bank launches cash-crypto ATM https://t.co/cH35aYPKlh — Cointelegraph (@Cointelegraph) 11 February 2019 Bitcoin has been welcomed as a completely new concept in financial transactions as well as investment and trading, but it

Indonesia is Giving Proof of a Zakat Paradigm Shift

February 12, 2019 • Asia - Pacific, Responsible FinanceComments (0)

By Greget Kalla Buana The similarities between the foundation goals of SDGs and zakat resulted in a paradigm shift, and Indonesia is providing evidences of its occurrence.   The Government of Indonesia has launched the book ‘Fikih Zakat on Sustainable

Islamic Economics in Presidential Election 2019: Synthesis of Tension in Political Islam in Indonesia

December 1, 2018 • World Politics, Asia - PacificComments (0)

By Ahmad Dahlan The issue of political Islam and the state in Indonesia apparently continues to roll ahead of the 2019 presidential election as President Joko Widodo from the Indonesian Democratic Struggle Party (PDIP) took Professor Ma’ruf Amin as a vice

Islamic Economics in Presidential Election 2019: Synthesis of Tension in Political Islam in Indonesia

October 13, 2018 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, World Politics, Asia - PacificComments (0)

By Ahmad Dahlan The issue of political Islam and the state in Indonesia apparently continues to roll ahead of the 2019 presidential election as President Joko Widodo from the Indonesian Democratic Struggle Party (PDIP) took Professor Ma’ruf Amin as a vice

How to keep the Philippine economic future on track

October 3, 2018 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Asia - Pacific, Dan Steinbock, On Duterte and the PhilippinesComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock               The Philippines is on the right path, if the government can continue to balance between strong growth amid international uncertainty, while pushing reforms that raise living standards. Inflation and foreign

How China’s Simultaneous Carrots and Sticks Work in Southeast Asia

October 1, 2018 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, International Relations, Asia - Pacific, ChinaComments (0)

By Huong Le Thu China’s applies simultaneously dual tactics of coercion and inducement to assert its position regionally and globally. Demonstrations in Vietnam and the Philippines only confirm that the harder China pushes, the more agitated responses from

Boosting the Philippine Economy through Sustainable Tourism

July 26, 2018 • EMERGING TRENDS, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, SPECIAL FEATURES, Asia - Pacific, Climate Change & SocietyComments (0)

By Fernando Martin Roxas, John Paolo Rivera, and Eylla Laire Gutierrez Sustainability has become a concern in the travel and tourism industry. Stakeholders need to fully understand the issues, identify the root causes of the problem, and create interventions

Tourism: the Philippines’ Next Growth Engine

July 25, 2018 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, SPECIAL FEATURES, Asia - PacificComments (0)

By Bernardo Villegas and Maria Cherry Lyn Rodolfo Home to some of the world’s finest tourist destinations, the Philippines can indeed achieve significant economic headway by fostering its tourism industry. Discover how Dutertenomics and the government’s

Ease of Doing Business Act – the key to the Philippines’ economic comeback?

July 25, 2018 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Asia - Pacific, On Duterte and the Philippines, Top Investment DestinationsComments (0)

The Philippines has been vying for the ease of doing business act to be signed, and when it was on May 28, economists and business leaders are on the loose, trying to see if this act/bill will become the ultimate key to the country’s economic comeback.