Finance Minister of the Year: Who ranks dead last?

FinanceAsia considered the best — and the worst — finance ministers across the Asia Pacific region. We found most have failed to seize opportunities for structural reform

Finance Minister of the Year: Who ranks dead last?

Most Asia-Pacific finance ministers failed to capitalise on the global economic upswing to instigate meaningful structural reform in 2017 ahead of an inevitable rise in interest rates. 

Instead, finance ministers continued to luxuriate in record-low interest rates to maintain towering government debts and persistent budget deficits. 

Refinancing past excesses will become more expensive as bond yields rise. As an indicator of the size of the problem, the Organisation for Economic...

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