As doubts persist about the progress of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s “third arrow” structural reforms to lift the Japanese economy, corporate governance is one area where change has been visible over the past three years: a new Stewardship Code for institutional investors, a Corporate Governance Code for companies themselves, a new JPX-Nikkei 400 index with minimum ROE and independent director requirements for inclusion, and efforts to increase the number of women on corporate boards and in senior management. How will these changes affect the performance of Japanese companies? What are the implications for the Japanese economy and for the success of Abenomics?
The Project on U.S. Leadership in Development presents Careers in Development:
New Innovations in Assistance: The Blending of Humanitarian and Development Assistance
Franklin C. Moore
Director, Strategic Partnerships, Alter Modus International Corps
The 2nd German-American Dialogue on China took place on November 17th in Washington, DC.
Senior Adviser and Sumitro Chair for Southeast Asian Studies, CSIS
Senior Adviser and Scholl Chair in International Business, CSIS
The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) will host a press briefing on President Obama's trip to the G20 Summit in Turkey, APEC Summit in the Philippines, and the ASEAN Summit in Malaysia.
Launched in 2003, the Doing Business project aims to provide an objective basis for understanding and improving the regulatory environment for business around the world. Generated from comprehensive quantitative data collection and analysis, these annual reports compare business regulation environments across economies and over time, providing data on the ease of doing business, ranking each location, and recommending reforms to improve performance in each of the indicator areas.
The Economic Statecraft Speaker Series is a forum to highlight the strategic role of economics in foreign policy and to explore the making of international economic policy. Featuring the senior-most officials from the White House and Treasury Department responsible for the G20, this inaugural event will preview the November 15-16 Leaders' Summit in Antalya, Turkey, examining the agenda and likely outcomes of the summit, and will look ahead to China's G20 host year.
Two key components of “twenty-first century trade agreements” are disciplines on intellectual property rights (IPR) and the role of state-owned enterprises (SOEs). However, trade negotiators have given scant attention to government-sponsored patent pools (GSPP).
The past two years have seen the Russian economy placed under immense strain. The combination of persistently low energy prices and Western sanctions tied to the conflict in Ukraine led to a substantial devaluation of the ruble and significant fiscal problems, heightening already serious concerns about the long-term viability of Russia’s economic model.