Japan: Inflation Expectations and Real Interest Rates

There is evidence that inflation expectations are firmly moving into positive territory after languishing below zero following the onset of the global financial crisis. The 7y breakeven has stabilized at around 0.53% over the past couple of weeks, after averaging -1.1% from December 2008 to December 2011. This jump has helped move the 7y real […]

India Is Likely to Move Out of Policy Logjam

The last few months of Pranab Mukherjee (India’s prime Presidential candidate now) being at the helm of India’s Ministry of Finance has been tumultuous, to say the least. Maybe, not as much for him but surely for the economy, as a whole. Not that the entire blame lies at his doors. The global economy continued […]

Myanmar and China’s Complex Relationship

With political and economic reforms being pressed forward, Myanmar continues to astound the international community with the degree of changes being implemented by the government. As Western nations prepare to suspend and lift sanctions on Myanmar, questions arise as to the reasons motivating the many political actors for the quick change of course. Although a […]

India: Taxing Time for Foreign Investors

Ignorance, they say, is bliss. But not for a country when the government ignores the ground realities while devising plans and policies. The recent union budget of India is a veritable test case of the above. Previously I have talked about how the budget over-estimated the revenue numbers and under estimated the expenditure numbers by […]

Financial Repression – Indian Style

As the Indian economy shows distinct signs of slowdown and with the politically and financially challenged government clearly on the back foot, 2012 has witnessed a series of announcements and actions that shows that financial repression is alive and kicking in India. Although the last quarter of the current financial year (FY2012) is yet to […]

Philippines: Reconciling Short-Circuiting Electronic Exports

The situation for Philippine exports is particularly dire, with the value of exports falling by 20.7% y/y in December 2011 after reaching a two-year low in September amid persistent weakness in external demand for the country’s electronic goods (Figure 1). Export growth contracted for its eight consecutive month, while electronic exports contracted for its eleven […]

RGE’s Arnab Das – Rupee Will Underperform, Not Bullish on it

In an interview with ET Now, Arnab Das , MD, Roubini Global Economics talks about how the Indian economy will grow this year with a special emphasis on the country’s investment cycle and rate cuts. Excerpts: ET Now: What are your views on the projected sub-7% growth and the correction in inflation? Is it as […]

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