James Kirkham comments

Posted in: Australian PM hopes for swift end to trade talks See in context

The only reason Australia had tariffs on imported vehicles in the first place was to protect their local car manufacturing industry, but since all major manufacturers in Australia are closing up, the tariffs are redundant and likely to disappear anyway, so it's not the bargaining chip the Australians would like it to appear to be.

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Posted in: TOKYO AWARDED 2020 OLYMPICS See in context

Well done Tokyo!

I'll definitely be there!

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Posted in: Nikkei closes at highest mark in nearly 5 years See in context

Long term, seemingly insurmountable debt for little gain? These are the same LDP policies of the 90's that created the lost decade.

Huge spending is not the answer. Targeted, specific and liberlising economic reforms are needed to give Japan a flexible economy.

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Posted in: Nationalism may rise under Japan's next gov't See in context

What Japan really needs is a stable, reform oriented cabinet whose main priority is reducing national debt and harmonious relations with the world's second largest economy- not more behaviour that will serve to marginalise its position in Asia.

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Posted in: Sony turnaround plan no great shakes, say analysts See in context

I hope to see Sony turn it around, as I've always loved their products. I've never bought anything from Sony that I wasn't impressed by.

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