Changing demographics at heart of China decline

“The Party has a chance to redeem itself," says Crosby founder Timothy Beardson, but urgent institutional reforms are needed now if the Chinese economy is to avoid a downward spiral.
October 03, 2013

China's demographic time bomb

China's workforce is shrinking so fast that it will soon find itself at a competitive disadvantage to India's booming population, according to a recent paper by Deutsche Bank.
May 23, 2011

Tearing down the walls in Japan

The chief economist at Barclays Capital says a key problem in Japan is the high level of share ownership by the banks and argues that the country needs to open up to foreign capital and labour.
November 30, 2008