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Peter Tasker

What Can Abe Teach Europe?

This goes a long way to explaining the remarkable fall in the suicide rate over the past several years, which has reversed nearly all of the sharp increase of the late 1990s….

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Peter Tasker

What if China Devalues?

The rhetoric from Congress would be blood-curdling. There might even be a repeat of the quotas and sanctions imposed on Japan in the 1980s….

"Out with the devil, in with prosperity"
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Peter Tasker

Exorcising the Deflationary Demon

Since Japan’s problem is almost the mirror image of the turmoil buffeting emerging markets, there would be little downside in putting the pedal to the metal….

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Peter Tasker

Burt Lancaster on Abenomics

If Abenomics proves to be a successful electoral strategy, conservative politicians elsewhere are likely to take note and follow suit…

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Peter Tasker

The Wheel of Fortune

At the age of fifteen he was living with a geisha, and in his thirties he led a group of hard-drinking, brawling Japanese miners to the high Andes……

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Peter Tasker

Abe Gets His Ya-Ya’s Out

The LDP, like the Rolling Stones, is a dinosaur outfit. Both lack the energy levels of their nineteen sixties heyday , but still manage to wipe the floor……

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Peter Tasker

Japan Goes For Growth

The message was clear – deflation was the fault of Japan’s inadequately fertile womenfolk, not the elite officials of the central bank…