Lessons from Japan: Automation and Reshoring of Supply Chain

Download PDF: There are two main drivers of global deflationary trend in the past 30 years: rising global trade allowed by the shift towards greater openness in China and former Soviet countries and the explosion of productive-age population facilitated by the baby boomer generation (Chart 1). In 1989, the wage gap between the developed worldContinue reading “Lessons from Japan: Automation and Reshoring of Supply Chain”

South Africa: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

Download PDF: South African government released its medium-term budget plan late last October, highlighting the steps it will take to bring the country‚Äôs spiraling public debt under control. South African assets had been bombed out this year, which offers attractive investment opportunities from a tactical point of view. However, structural outlook remains bleak and theContinue reading “South Africa: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly”