Peter Tasker

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Peter Tasker

We Are All Japanese Now

Google has a market capitalization of $380 billion and employs 40,000 people. Toyota is worth $32 billion and employs 340,000….

Yuan some of these?
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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

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…

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Peter Tasker

Sayonara, Mr. Bond

They walk in cool and confident, armed with their PowerPoint presentations. They leave town horizontal, soaked in red ink….

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Peter Tasker

Japan Reflates

Amidst all this activity, the position of Japan is absolutely, well, pivotal. From the US point of view, a wealthy, confident and committed ally is a vital asset in what it is likely to be a long…