Developed Markets- Highlight
16 Jan 2020
With biotech developments famously only having a brief profitability window before comparable products saturate any given market, BioJapan highlighted the lengths many manufacturers need to go to in order to remain truly competitive.
The Japanese Prime Minister unveiled in December 2019 US$120 billion in stimulus measures aimed at boosting economic performance in the medium term. In 2020, the economy is likely to slow notably, largely due to the shackling effect of the sales tax hike on private consumption. Moreover, the impact of global trade tensions will continue to constrain the external sector.
Even before the final figures are in, it's accepted that 2019 was not a vintage year for Taiwan's semiconductor industry. Now, though, with China-US relations thawing and the roll-out of 5G, some in the sector are daring to be optimistic.