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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)
... alternative.  This was helped by Romney's move to the center and his agreement with Obama on many issues.  He presented himself like someone who is not a warmonger, not a George Bush or Dick Cheney. ...
... There has been immense environmental damage, and a deterioration in corruption and quality of governance.  And the weaknesses in regional cooperation have only been highlighted by recent territorial disputes. ...
5. Globalization, the word
(Panorama/Globalization)
... capitalism, like the one experienced in the 19th century with the industrial revolution. It is a fundamental transformation in societies because of the recent technological revolution which has led to ...
6. Globalization, development and culture
(Panorama/Globalization)
Globalization was created in the West.  Earlier periods include the age of discovery and then the globalization through colonisation in the 19th and early 20th centuries.  Modern globalization kicked off ...
7. 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 ...
8. 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 ...
9. America's Asian Century
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
Pundits and policy wonks the world over are predicting that the 21st century will be the "Asian Century". But there is another alternative or parallel scenario by which migration of highly skilled Asians ...
10. India's paradoxes
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... one of the world's largest centers of film production.  India is also home to the glizy Indian Premier League cricket competition, the highest paying cricket event in the world.  At this stage of our ...
11. China's reform in a bind
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... is still reverberating, with Chinese boats recently entering into Japanese territorial waters.  Russia feels nervous about its massive open border with China.  Burma has made a decisive switch away from ...
12. Burmese Days
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... rice, produced 75 per cent of the world's teak, and had a highly literate population. The military took over in 1958.  A military coup followed in 1962, whose government pursued an extreme policy of ...
13. Microfinance today
(Panorama/Finance)
... China is much larger than Bangladesh, both in population and land mass, and the population is much less concentrated. This means it is harder for small banks to gain a foothold and reach large amounts ...
14. Economic growth prospects in Asia
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
Developing Asia has been sailing through the global economic crises these past few years.  But what do the region's longer term economic prospects look like?  In a recent working paper, the Asian Development ...
15. Human capital in Asia
(Panorama/Society)
... reasons why Korea now has the highest suicide rate among the 30 OECD countries, having recently surpassed Japan's rate.  The toll of suicide deaths in South Korea has doubled in the last decade.  A 2010 ...
16. 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 ...
17. 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 ...
18. Food security in Asia
(Panorama/Environment)
... Republic of Congo, Cambodia and Nepa devote the greatest share of household spending to food, about 70% of total.  Pervasive hunger remains a problem in Asia despite the recent declines in the region's ...
19. 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% ...
20. Clinton on democracy in Asia
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
There is no better person than Hillary Clinton to remind us of the importance of democracy in Asia. Here are some extracts from her three recent speeches in Mongolia.  Let's hope that China reads ...
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