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2016 forecasts on Asian economies

January 17, 2016 Laurentiu Nedianu 1

China The great economic slowdown will continue. The official growth rates will be around 6.5%, while true growth rates will be much lower (most economic forecasts coming in around 5.8%). The corruption crack down will […]

Analysis

STRATFOR: ASIA – Annual Forecast 2016

December 31, 2015 Laurentiu Nedianu 0

EAST ASIA Pushback in Beijing China’s reform process has reached a precarious phase. The much-needed transition to an economy based on domestic consumption has been neither quick nor without cost. Divisions are already showing among […]

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Tokyo’s record defense spending in 2016

December 26, 2015 Laurentiu Nedianu 1

The proposed fiscal 2016 Japanese budget’s spending on items related to defense and foreign affairs reflects Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s views on the exercise of “proactive pacifism.” Defense spending is to surpass 5 trillion […]