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Three Asian Democracies, One Lame-Duck Problem
May 16, 2013 | 4 CommentsVoters in the Philippines appear to have delivered a resounding victory to President Benigno Aquino in midterm elections. The son of former President Corazon Aquino looks set to control both houses of Congress, giving him a mandate to continue his reform policies. His biggest worry now is making them stick.
Loeb's Misguided Pressure on Sony
May 14, 2013 | 2 CommentsSony's entertainment business is its strength.
Three Reasons Why 100 Yen Is Bad News for World
May 13, 2013 | 13 CommentsThe smile on Kazuo Hirai’s face shows why the yen’s drop below 100-to-the-dollar is as much a curse for Japan as a blessing.
Vietnam’s Star Is Dimming
May 09, 2013 | 23 CommentsLike other would-be tiger economies, Vietnam faces a trifecta of new threats: a crisis-paralyzed Europe, a faltering America, and a newly spendthrift Japan. Yet the biggest risk to the nation’s future may be old-fashioned nostalgia.
‘Abenomics’ Meets Curse of Second 100 Days
May 02, 2013 | No commentsThe accomplishments of the first 100 days in office are a favorite benchmark for democratic leaders. It’s thought to offer a preview of his or her worldview, ambition and political fortune.