APR 2016 EDITORIAL: Electronic Road Pricing Embarks a Journey of “Smart City” Development

Hong Kong has become a society of affluence over the decades. With rising disposable household incomes, private cars have also been a big ticket item among the people of Hong Kong – an encouraging sign of a vibrant economy. There is one problem: road traffic congestion has gotten so bad that the traveling speed of […]

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Apr 2016 COVER STORY – Normalization of US Fed Policy: Liftoff of Interest Rates via Unconventional Means

The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) raised the target range for the federal funds rate by a quarter percentage point in December, marking the end of a seven-year period during which the federal funds rate was held near zero in a sustained effort to support recovery of the US economy from the worst financial crisis […]

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TRADE & INVESTMENT – The Economic Impact of Taiwan’s New Leadership

With the victory of Tsai Ing-wen and her Democratic Progressive Party in the latest elections, what will it mean for cross-border investment and international commerce in the region as well as the Trans-Pacific Partnership? Rupert Hammond-Chambers, an expert on Taiwanese political and economic issues who serves as BowerGroupAsia’s managing director for Taiwan and as President […]

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