Independent Asian Economic & Political Analysis
Three decades of uncompromising and uncompromised insight.
ABOUT SIMON OGUS
Dr. Simon Ogus has lived in Hong Kong for more than three decades and is the founder and CEO of DSG Asia Limited. For twenty-plus years, DSGAsia has offered analysis of the economies and politics of Asia, working with a variety of multinational and regional entities in the financial, non-financial and governmental spheres.
Simon serves on the board of a number of companies and official bodies, and has held academic positions and lectured at various regional universities.
Prior to starting his own company, Simon worked in fund management and subsequently investment banking. From 1994 to 1999, he was Chief Economist for Asia at Swiss Bank Corporation (subsequently SBC Warburg and then UBS). During this time he was consistently voted as one of the top ranked macro analysts in the region and is generally recognised as one of the few analysts who accurately predicted the both the Asian and the 2007-08 global economic and financial crises.
Simon originally trained as an actuary before moving into fund management. He gained his PhD in Chinese Economic History and Development from the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies. He also holds an MSc in Management and Finance from the University of London’s Imperial College, and a BA in Economics and Econometrics from the University of Manchester.
DSGAsia no longer produces regular publicly-available, written research though we continue to accept commissioned studies. The selection of articles below showcases our range and style of writing over the decades. We hope these "greatest hits" both enlighten and entertain!
Springtime for Modi or an Indian Summer?
China: Japan 1970 Development, Japan 1989 Debts
Japan: An elusive inflation target becoming ever more e-lusive