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SNS Subscriber Edition Volume 16, Issue 33 Week of September 16, 2013



Asia Letter, Q4 2013:

Abenomics Update




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Asia Letter, Q4 2013

Abenomics Update


Apocalypse Not Now

Good Numbers

Different Perspectives

Devil's Advocate

Asian IPO Market

iPS Clinical Research

High-Speed Trains

How Bertha Got to Seattle

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About Jonathan Epstein


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By Scott Foster, SNS Asia Editor [Tokyo]

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Publisher's Note: Most smart international observers have been puzzled by Japan's economic behavior over the last few decades. The country was supposed to be in recession, but didn't really seem to be. Now, with the advent of Abenomics, the economic hoi polloi are mostly praising the results of increased spending, without being too critical of how it works in the long run.


True enough, as Scott Foster points out in this quarter's Asia Letter, it's hard to be critical when all short-term metrics are up. On the other hand, there is always the long term.



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