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1. China's foreign investment
(Panorama/Investment)
Foreign direct investment (FDI) coming from Chinese enterprises, especially state-owned enterprises (SOEs), is making waves in countries like Australia, Canada and the United States. In Canada recently, ...
2. Asian Migration
(Panorama/Migration)
The US, Canada, 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 ...
3. Whither Obama, the global president?
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... to Canada, 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 ...
... a truly global economy, "economic globalization".  Many Latin American countries emerged from their debt crisis, opened markets and stablized their economies.  South Africa abolished apartheid.  Following ...
5. Globalization, the word
(Panorama/Globalization)
... scientists by the 1960s.  Marshall McLuhan, a Canadian 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 ...
6. Globalization, development and culture
(Panorama/Globalization)
... cannot 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, ...
7. Global citizens
(Panorama/Globalization)
... are my brethren, and to do good is my religion”, Thomas Paine, American revolutionary (AD 1776).  “I am not a citizen of the world.  I think the entire concept is intellectual nonsense and stunningly dangerous!”, ...
8. Singapore in the Asian Century
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
After many decades of great success, how can Singapore contribute to the Asian Century?  Lorraine Bergeron, an invited contributor from Tokyo's Sophia University, shares with us her views. The 21st ...
9. Japan in the Asian Century
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
Japan is one of the major development success stories coming out of the post-War period.  But how can Japan contribute to and benefit from this "Asian Century"? Our invited contributor, Lila Nojima from ...
10. America's Asian Century
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... 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 Canada and Australia, dynamically emerging Asia ...
11. India's paradoxes
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... and incompetent government, and with 80% of its population living on less than $2 a day. How can we understand this country? India demonstrated its technological prowess in April this year when it ...
12. Living on $2 a day
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... there is something to eat and drink each day?  How do they deal with emergencies?  How can they be sure that they can pay for the doctor and drugs when their children fall sick?  How do they put together ...
13. Burmese Days
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... and the US government has just nominated Derek Mitchell as American Ambassador. Why the dramatic changes after all this time? It seems clear that the Burmese regime has wanted to reassert some independence ...
14. Culture Wise China
(Panorama/Culture)
... 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 can be alarmingly public, ...
15. 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 ...
16. 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 ...
17. Human capital in Asia
(Panorama/Society)
...  The proportion of those who have no schooling has declined significantly 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 ...
18. 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 ...
19. Understanding the Rise of China -- Martin Jacques
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
"We can'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 ...
20. Asia's low quality jobs
(Panorama/Society)
... This can 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 ...
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