Thought Pieces

Corporate Governance Reform: Enhancing Japan’s Power to EARN

Corporate Governance Reform: Enhancing Japan’s Power to EARN 1200 675 Blackpeak

The implementation of the Corporate Governance Code (“CG Code”) in Japan has been a central pillar of the Abe administration’s Japan Revitalization Strategy.

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Cyber security Challenges in Japan’s Cryptocurrency Market

Cyber security Challenges in Japan’s Cryptocurrency Market 1000 563 Blackpeak

In December 2017, the price of a bitcoin was more than USD 19,000 – nearly fifteen times the price for an ounce of gold. But while gold is a physical object…

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Anti-social Forces Screening in Japan

Anti-social Forces Screening in Japan 1200 675 Blackpeak

In Japan, screening for Anti-social Forces (ASF) issues requires careful, thorough review in each case. Careful and professional ASF screening cannot be achieved with a simple compliance database review…

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China Briefing: Trump’s Potential Trade Actions Against China and Their Implications

China Briefing: Trump’s Potential Trade Actions Against China and Their Implications 1200 675 Blackpeak

In his 2018 State of the Union Address, United States President Donald Trump announced that “the era of economic surrender is totally over,” and that “we expect trading relationships to be…

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Small Loans, Big Profits: The Consumer Finance Market in China

Small Loans, Big Profits: The Consumer Finance Market in China 1200 675 Blackpeak

Since early 2015, consumer finance companies have been some of the hottest investments in China. But competition is harsher than ever, with pioneers and new entrants fighting for their slice of the pie. The industry is now at risk of becoming another investment bubble.

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Security Awareness in Japan

Security Awareness in Japan 1200 675 Blackpeak

Despite being one of the safest countries in the world, Japan lags behind many other economies when it comes to security and safety measures to protect the country against major threats such as terrorism, cyber-attacks or geopolitical tensions.

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China’s 19th Party Congress: What You Should Know

China’s 19th Party Congress: What You Should Know 1200 675 Blackpeak

China is at a critical turning point as the 19th Party Congress of the Chinese Communist Party (“CCP”) will be underway next week. The meeting will shape China’s political and economic trajectory over the next five years and beyond with key decisions made on party leadership and policy directions.

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Investing in Myanmar: Southeast Asia’s Last Frontier

Investing in Myanmar: Southeast Asia’s Last Frontier 2508 1672 Blackpeak

Myanmar’s robust economic growth and untapped potential have led many investors to name the country as “Southeast Asia’s last frontier”. Blackpeak shares its views on top foreign direct investment (FDI) sectors, key investors and investment risks and challenges in Myanmar.

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Japanese Gaming: From the Bowels of Kabukicho to a Place in the Sun

Japanese Gaming: From the Bowels of Kabukicho to a Place in the Sun 1200 675 Blackpeak

After years of debate, the Japanese government has legalized casinos in the country. Nothing is expected to be built in time for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. So what is behind this historic decision? What are the consequences for the economy?

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Investing In The Philippines: Is The Road Still Bumpy?

Investing In The Philippines: Is The Road Still Bumpy? 1200 675 Blackpeak

It has been nine months since Duterte became president of the Philippines. A shift towards a martial law seems entirely plausible. What can investors expect in the coming months?

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