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ASIA BIZ FORECAST

The program forecasts Asia's rapidly changing business, finance and market trends, bringing strategies of hot Asian companies and economist insights.

Hosted by Yuko Fukushima

ON AIR SCHEDULE (UTC)

Sat.14:10 - 14:40
20:10 - 20:40
Sun.2:10 - 2:40
8:10 - 8:40

Sep. 20, Sat.

US Fed Moves Hit Asian Economies

US monetary policy is once again impacting the currencies and economies of Asia's emerging nations. Reversing the flow of recent years, investors are now shifting cash back to the United States as the US Fed moves to tighten its easy money policy. We talk to Song Seng Wun, Director of CIMB Research, about how Indonesia and other affected nations can ride out the coming storm.



Algae Fuels Biofuel Hopes

A venture company in Japan is pushing algae as a promising source of biofuel. Plant-based fuels are already in use in different parts of the world, but the current sources - corn and soybeans - pose supply problems. Algae, in contrast, is plentiful and the oil is relatively easy to extract. We report on a bus service that is already putting the humble plant to work.