China’s auto market offers a great case study for much of what is happening with China’s economy. Like much of China’s broader economy, the market is slowing.
Imagine this: if your beloved one was diagnosed of a fatal cancer, dealing with heartbreaks aside, you had to start borrowing money for the treatment.
South Korea’s latest moves to make drugs more affordable are slowing down the growth of the pharma market in the country and maybe hurting sales of new and innovative drugs.
There has been so much discussion of the United States pivot to Asia that few people have stopped to consider the implications or the success of China’s own pivot to America.
All the talk that has erupted in the past couple of weeks about possible trade wars between the United States and China has been interesting in the way that a soap opera is interesting: lots of drama with little link to reality.
There are few issues with just two sides or a clear right and wrong.
This is a recurrent theme for us and one that Sergio Held makes quite clear in a recent story for Ozy that considers the difficulty that Colombia is facing in cutting down on drug production.
When Indonesia’s Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) rejected some 6,541 foreign investment permits last month, it underscored a problem Indonesia has been facing for a couple of years. Investors are looking at the country.
Cheap oil has helped Indonesia eliminate punishing subsidies and while the move is likely to bump inflation up, it will also free up a about US$21 billion that the government can now spend on infrastructure or social programs.
The government of Venezuela, which owes medical device companies around the world more than US$245 million, is now calling for the arrest of domestic device distributors.
The World Cup is finished, much to the chagrin of our favorite Argentine team that came so close to taking a third cup only to see their chances vanish on a single but great German goal in overtime.
When major earthquakes all but destroyed Sumatra, in Indonesia, in 2004, a well-established tradition of volunteer labor made it possible for the region to recover.