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SEMINAR: Structural Reform in the Japanese Financial Services Sector

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On Monday 1 August from 1pm – 2pm, the Asian Law Centre at the University of Melbourne will host the seminar “Structural Reform in the Japanese Financial Services Sector” by Ms Naomi Fink, CEO, Europacifica Consulting. 2006 was a watershed year for financial and economic reform in Japan. The then Prime Minister’s reformist agenda included reforms to the national budget system, special public corporations, medical insurance, national pension systems, and…

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Naomi Fink on CNBC Tue 17 Jun 4.40pm PST

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On Japanese Trade, Abenomics and the BOJ  click to view TRADE Despite the fact that both imports and exports came in lower than expected, it’s hard to read too much into this one data release.  Certainly, a slightly narrower deficit is on the margin, positive for GDP.  At the same time, lower imports are both good and bad – a dip in resource import volumes (the key driver for softer…

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Recommendations on Women in the Labour Force

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Roundtable Japan is one of Japan’s highest-profile conferences bringing together public and private sector leaders focused upon Japanese policy.  This year’s conference highlights included keynote speeches from Akira Amari, Minister for Economic and Fiscal Policy of Japan (self-styled “Abenomics Minister”) as well as former DPJ Prime Minister Noda, whose tough political decisions laid the base for LDP Prime Minister Abe’s own fiscal policies. Another innovation to this year’s Roundtable conference…

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