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Competitiveness Council News

  • Japan Awaits Abe’s Third Arrow as Companies Urged to Invest

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s reflation campaign shifted to structural domestic reforms after he unveiled a stimulus package offering a short-term cushion for the first sales-tax rise since 1997.

  • Abe’s Amari Pushes Japan With Too Many Titles to List

    Akira Amari, Japan’s minister for economic and fiscal policy, has so much on his plate that all of his titles don’t fit on his business card. He’s also the minister in charge of economic revitalization and reforming social security and taxes and the head negotiator for the Trans- Pacific Partnership trade pact, Bloomberg Markets magazine will report in its October special issue on the 50 Most Influential people in global finance.

  • Plane Designer Mulls Partnerships to End Delays: Corporate India

    India, seeking to build its first regional aircraft, is considering roping in local and foreign partners for the project, after spending more than two decades to build a smaller plane.

  • Testing Abenomics

    Japan's stock market has fallen 15 percent from its May high. Does that mean Abenomics, the plan for monetary and fiscal stimulus launched by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, is dead?

  • Startup Act Shows Silicon Valley Clout Growing in DC

    Campaign politics were already whipping Washington into frenzy. A split Congress shunned compromise on financial rules or fixes for the economy.

  • Abe’s Resurgent Japan Hurt by Lack of Business Spending

    As Japan’s cherry trees bloomed and the stock market soared, Kohetsu Watanabe flew to a blossom- viewing party in Tokyo hosted by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to tell the premier personally how bad things really are.

  • Abe Pledges Campaign to Loosen Japan Business Regulations

    Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s delay in pushing forward plans to loosen Japanese business rules heightened pressure on the central bank to sustain confidence as stocks extended their slump from last month’s five-year high.

  • Abe Pledges Campaign to Loosen Japan Business Regulations

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged a legislative campaign to loosen rules on businesses ranging from non-prescription drugs to construction. Stocks slid as he said the effort won’t begin for months.

  • Abe’s Power Plan Lifts Renewables at Utilities Expense

    Shinzo Abe’s pledge to spur 30 trillion yen ($302 billion) of investment in Japan’s electricity industry opens the way for a surge in clean energy projects at the expense of traditional utilities.

  • Obama Says Private Sector Must Lead U.S. in Creating Jobs, Not Government

    President Barack Obama said the private sector must take the lead in creating jobs as the economy recovers, with the government assisting by making sure workers have the necessary skills.

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