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China's foreign investment
Foreign direct investment (FDI) coming from Chinese enterprises, especially state-owned enterprises (SOEs), is making waves in countries like Australia,
ada and the United States. In
ada recently, ...
ada, UK and Australia are blessed with a wave of skilled migrants from Asia, according to a recent OECD report. Continental Europe, Japan and Korea are missing out on this dynamic. The ...
Whither Obama, the global president?
ada, David Jacobson, told an audience at the University of Toronto, the race for the White House is now "very close". A BBC World Service opinion poll has found sharply higher overseas approval ...
Globalization and the challenges of our youth
... a truly global economy, "economic globalization". Many Latin Ameri
countries emerged from their debt crisis, opened markets and stablized their economies. South Africa abolished apartheid. Following ...
Globalization, the word
... scientists by the 1960s. Marshall McLuhan, a
adian who analyzed the impact of mass media on society, coined the term “global village” in 1962. Following the fall of the Berlin Wall, and the end ...
Globalization, development and culture
not observe a grand theory of culture and development. Also, cultures do change. Japan, Korea and Taiwan have become very modern vibrant societies with dynamic economies. And some parts of the world, ...
... are my brethren, and to do good is my religion”, Thomas Paine, Ameri
revolutionary (AD 1776). “I am not a citizen of the world. I think the entire concept is intellectual nonsense and stunningly dangerous!”, ...
Singapore in the Asian Century
After many decades of great success, how
Singapore contribute to the Asian Century? Lorraine Bergeron, an invited contributor from Tokyo's Sophia University, shares with us her views. The 21st ...
Japan in the Asian Century
Japan is one of the major development success stories coming out of the post-War period. But how
Japan contribute to and benefit from this "Asian Century"? Our invited contributor, Lila Nojima from ...
America's Asian Century
... accounts for almost 60 per cent of the world's population. And as most advanced OECD countries in the economic doldrums, with the notable exceptions of
ada and Australia, dynamically emerging Asia ...
... and incompetent government, and with 80% of its population living on less than $2 a day. How
we understand this country? India demonstrated its technological prowess in April this year when it ...
Living on $2 a day
... there is something to eat and drink each day? How do they deal with emergencies? How
they be sure that they
pay for the doctor and drugs when their children fall sick? How do they put together ...
... and the US government has just nominated Derek Mitchell as Ameri
Ambassador. Why the dramatic changes after all this time? It seems clear that the Burmese regime has wanted to reassert some independence ...
Culture Wise China
... with a doctor is not very private, with the door often being left open and trainee doctors and a couple of nurses in attendance. But the most shocking are public toilets, which
be alarmingly public, ...
... banking and development spheres. But what exactly is microfinance? Microfinance
be defined as the provision of a range of financial services to poor households and their enterprises. Financial ...
Economic growth prospects in Asia
... 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
realize that potential if ...
Human capital in Asia
... The proportion of those who have no schooling has declined signifi
tly in both Pakistan (from 73.7% in 1970 to 19.4% in 2010) and India (from 52.3% to 7.1%), where illiteracy rates were highest among ...
Asia's information society
... and communication technologies (ICT)
be a powerful motor for development. ICTs
expand economic opportunities in a multitude of ways as seen in mobile banking, the offshoring of electronically ...
Understanding the Rise of China -- Martin Jacques
't understand the rise of China using Western concepts" argues Martin Jacques, the author of "When China Rules the World: The Rise of the Middle Kingdom and the End of the Western World". Here ...
Asia's low quality jobs
lead to exploitation of workers through low wages, long and variable working hours, no overtime pay, and no benefits. Typically, own-account workers and unpaid family workers all belong to the ...