Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sets out to empower women as a pillar of economic growth writes Naohiro Yashiro for Asia Sentinel. “Womenomics” is a key pillar of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s economic growth strategy. In 2013, just 64 percent of Japanese women aged 15–64 were participating in the labor force — a low rate by OECD standards.
BEIJING (AP) — A gauge of the health of China’s manufacturing industry inched higher in October but factory output was at a five-month low in a sign of slowing domestic and foreign demand.
BEIJING (AP) — Asia Pacific finance ministers are meeting in Beijing amid concerns over a slowdown in the regional economy highlighted by lower Chinese growth figures.
A research group says it expects China’s economy to slow over the next decade.
As Burma is celebrated for growing investment and diplomatic opportunities, there are concerns among local activists and the international community that the country’s ongoing human rights abuses will be forgotten.
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