Andy Mukherjee is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist covering industrial companies and financial services.
Modi's failed plan to make a Singapore in Gujarat
When Singapore set up an international financial hub in the late 1960s, the city-state was thinking both fast and slow -- seizing an immediate opportunity, and opening a path to long-term economic development. Half a century later, India is attempting something similar in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state of Gujarat. But without much thought going into what exactly it's building, for whom and for what purpose, all it may get is a casino for the local rich.
Covid's real cost could well be eternal spying
Much of our pre-coronavirus lives may be reclaimable with some modifications around how we work, socialise and travel. In one crucial way, though, the post-pandemic landscape will be very different: The individual's autonomy over her data may be lost forever. Our mobiles will keep us safe -- by spying on us.
The Japan Trap
Is a permanently anti-immigration stance the right one for a small, open economy (population: 5.6 million) trying to avoid the ageing problem?
The millennials vote
Asia's two largest democracies plus Thailand will hold elections in 2019, with half the billion-person electorate from the millennial generation.
Asia's Liquidity Squeeze
Apart from Japan, central banks' supply of currency plus bank reserves has shrunk 7% in real terms since the dollar began surging in April.
Belt and road fiasco
A perennial paucity of budgetary resources has forced taxpayers to outsource infrastructure — not to the Chinese, but to local public-private partnerships.
Chinese belt rejected
Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir has cancelled a Chinese-sponsored railway, a new town and a gas pipeline - and has no appetite for 'One Belt, One Road'.
The Harley gamble
From Harley's viewpoint, by ditching the TPP, US President Trump helped remove concerns around a hollowing out of the Thai automotive supply chain.
Prime Minister Mahathir is tempting fate by playing ducks and drakes with his country's tax policies so soon after last week’s election result.