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... United Nations, International Monetary Fund, World Bank, World Trade Organisation and the OECD. But this heady period of rapid economic growth came to a crash landing.  In the US, excessive borrowing ...
2. Globalization, the word
(Panorama/Globalization)
... trade and banking institutions that are not accountable to democratic processes or national governments“ -- International Forum on Globalization. . a historical stage of accelerated expansion of market ...
3. 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 ...
4. India's paradoxes
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... governance indicators.  On Transparency International's corruption perceptions index, India comes in at 95th, compared with China's 75th.  The World Bank's ease of doing business index ranks India at 132nd ...
5. 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 ...
6. Living on $2 a day
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
If you are living on more than $2 a day in a developing country, you are not living in poverty according to the World Bank.  Indeed, you are a lot better off than those poor people who live on less than ...
7. 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 ...
8. Microfinance today
(Panorama/Finance)
... banking and development spheres.  But what exactly is microfinance? Microfinance can be defined as the provision of a range of financial services to poor households and their enterprises. Financial ...
9. Economic growth prospects in Asia
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... Bank examines the region's process of economic catchup (convergence).   Any country with a low level of development relative to its long-run or steady-state potential can realize that potential if ...
10. Human capital in Asia
(Panorama/Society)
Analysts of Asia's economic miracle always cite the region's human capital as one of the main drivers.  But what are the facts behind this claim? Asian Development Bank Analysis In fact, emerging ...
11. Asia's information society
(Panorama/Society)
... and communication technologies (ICT) can be a powerful motor for development.  ICTs can expand economic opportunities in a multitude of ways as seen in mobile banking, the offshoring of electronically ...
12. Asia's low quality jobs
(Panorama/Society)
... reports the Asian Development Bank.  (Informal workers only account for about one-third of total in Latin America.)  More recently, one consequence of the global financial crisis has been an expansion ...
13. Natural disasters in Asia
(Panorama/Environment)
... and exposed to the elements, have borne the brunt of the region's cataclysms, Natural disasters can strike anywhere, reports the Asian Development Bank.  However, Asia's poor and those living in poor ...
14. Food security in Asia
(Panorama/Environment)
... Asian Development Bank has estimated that a 10% increase in domestic food prices could push 64 million Asian people below the $1.25 a day poverty line. Despite its rapid economic growth in recent years, ...
15. Asia's rising inequality
(Panorama/Society)
... Bank.  This was driven by high average growth in China (9.9%) and India (6.4%).  Thus, the proportion of Asia's population living on or below the $1.25-a-day poverty line fell from 51.8% in 1990 to 20.8% ...
16. 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 ...
17. Tyranny in China and Russia
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... few years, though that is toning down as its economy is now having problems. For all its obvious problems, liberal democracy does not suffer from the moral bankruptcy of these post-Communist oligarchies.     ...
18. Asian Century on Youtube
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... "Asia 2050" report they wrote for the Asian Development Bank. Here are some of the key points: Asia has half the world's population, but only 27 per cent of the world's GDP.  It is a very diverse ...
19. 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 ...
20. 2012 Conference of Montreal
(Panorama/Globalization)
... Chairman, Federal Reserve (United States); Michel Barnier, Commissioner, Internal Market and Services, European Commission; Christian Noyer, Governor, Bank of France, and Chairman, Bank for International ...
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