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1. China's foreign investment
(Panorama/Investment)
... about half of China's investments are in resources. Host countries can be concerned about losing access to such resources, and their purchase by foreigners can provoke nationalistic reactions. While China ...
2. Singapore in the Asian Century
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... Greater economic access and inclusion, and improved governance, would bring further gains."  These words from Stephen P. Groff, the vice-president of the Asian Development Bank, corresponds exactly to ...
3. India's paradoxes
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... a day, giving it a similar level of poverty to Bangladesh and Pakistan.  Alarming disparities exist across the population in terms of health and nutritional status, education and skills, as well as access ...
4. China's reform in a bind
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... on the great benefits that state-owned enterprises (SOEs) enjoy -- benefits like virtual exemption from paying taxes and dividends, privileged access to bank finance, and artificially low prices for their ...
5. Living on $2 a day
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... finance is accessed through networks based on kin, community and workplace.  Third, they suffer from a lack of transparency and cheating, and they rely too heavily on kindness, goodwill and norms of mutual ...
6. Burmese Days
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... engagement path -- by offering the re-establishment of links, and re-newed access to World Bank and Asian Development Bank resources.  The US has been motivated to reduce Chinese influence in Burma, and ...
7. Microfinance today
(Panorama/Finance)
... services include savings accounts, insurance, credit and loans, and money transfers, in addition providing financial advice to those who generally lack access to such information. Most simply, microfinance ...
8. Human capital in Asia
(Panorama/Society)
... Malaysia 21,000, Vietnam 18,000, Thailand 14,000, and Indonesia 14,000. Some comments Studying abroad can offer many benefits like the opportunity, for example,  to access the world's best universities, ...
9. Asia's information society
(Panorama/Society)
... deliverable services, call centres, e-learning and e-health to name just a few.  ICTs also enhance social and political freedoms by providing access to information and the ability to communicate.  Political ...
10. Asia's low quality jobs
(Panorama/Society)
... to ensure safe working conditions, sufficient leave time, access to health care, and adequate compensation in case of lost or reduced income; and worker representation. But in a report last year, the ...
11. Food security in Asia
(Panorama/Environment)
... when "all people, at all times, have physical, social and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food that meets their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life. To ...
12. Asia's rising inequality
(Panorama/Society)
... market access, as well as agglomeration economies from a self-perpetuating process of increasing concentration.  The process of urbanization reinforces the inequality effects of agglomeration.  About 30-50% ...
13. Clinton on democracy in Asia
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... contrast to those governments that continue to resist reforms, that work around the clock to restrict people’s access to ideas and information, to imprison them for expressing their views, to usurp the ...
14. China's reform in a bind
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... on the great benefits that state-owned enterprises (SOEs) enjoy -- benefits like virtual exemption from paying taxes and dividends, privileged access to bank finance, and artificially low prices for their ...
15. Tyranny in China and Russia
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... source of legitimacy.  Since both regimes are predatory, wealth is highly concentrated in those with access to power. The strategic question is whether Russia and China are stable.   Ostentatious wealth, ...
16. Burmese Days
(Panorama/Development)
... engagement path -- by offering the re-establishment of links, and re-newed access to World Bank and Asian Development Bank resources.  The US has been motivated to reduce Chinese influence in Burma, and ...
17. 2012 Conference of Montreal
(Panorama/Globalization)
... highlights online at www.mrglobalization.com.   The 2012 edition of the Conference of Montreal will tackle key global challenges like the economic and financial crisis, the accessibility innovations ...
18. Living on $2 a day
(Panorama/Development)
... finance is accessed through networks based on kin, community and workplace.  Third, they suffer from a lack of transparency and cheating, and they rely too heavily on kindness, goodwill and norms of mutual ...
19. Nobel hopes for China
(Panorama/Society)
... Chinese and foreign observers were denied access. Liu Xiaobo has continued to write from prison, releasing a statement through one of his lawyers, 10 days after sentencing, which read: "I have made sacrifices ...
20. Views of Asia's next generation
(Panorama/Society)
... Now, no longer living in a world defined by poverty, today's young Asians are better-fed and better-educated, and have access to the world through the Internet in a way that would hve been unthinkable ...
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