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1. China's foreign investment
(Panorama/Investment)
... They can however have a local partner in a joint-venture. Before rushing to any conclusions, it is important to explore the nature of China's FDI. Through its large current account surpluses over the ...
2. Whither Obama, the global president?
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
...  One thing that may, however, play in Obama's favor is a "CNN" effect.  With CNN's need to be constantly selling new stories, it can help shift sentiment as it seeks to create a new angle of the news ...
...  What are my recommendations for you in the face of this bleak outlook? Obviously, your studies are of critical importance.  All the evidence shows that the quality of your education is key to your ...
4. Globalization, the word
(Panorama/Globalization)
... -- Wikipedia. Let’s come back to Levitt and assess his contribution.  What were his main arguments?  “Two vectors shape the world – technology and globalization.  … Regardless of how much preferences ...
5. Globalization, development and culture
(Panorama/Globalization)
... against the rest of the country. Then, it was thought that they perhaps Christian culture was the factor behind the superior economic performance of Western countries.  But then how could that explain ...
6. Global citizens
(Panorama/Globalization)
... working together. History shows that we human beings have the capacity to open our eyes, minds, hearts and hands.  Take for example when crisis strikes.  Japan’s triple whammy of a crisis – earthquake, ...
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)
... is expected to be increasingly the locomotive for the global economy. However, another Asian Century is also on the cards, an American Asian Century, as suggested by the insightful analysis of a recent ...
10. 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 ...
11. Living on $2 a day
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... to be low.  Your greatest source of support is your family and community, though most often you'll have to rely on your own devices! So how do the poor budget?  In particular, how do they make sure that ...
12. Burmese Days
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... location between India, China and South East Asia, and of its large population of about 60 million people. We must however be careful about rushing to a very optimistic assessment.  There is a whole ...
13. Microfinance today
(Panorama/Finance)
... like a prime market for Grameen-style microfinance services, with about 394.6 million people living under $2 a day. However, the Chinese poor face very different challenges than Bangladeshis. Firstly, ...
14. Economic growth prospects in Asia
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... high growth rates these past few decades, this is a reflection of how far behind China was, as well as of course its excellent policy reforms.     Poorer countries can absorb knowledge and technology ...
15. Human capital in Asia
(Panorama/Society)
... Asia has shown strong growth in educational attainment in the past 4 decades compared with other regions, according to analysis by the Asian Development Bank.  In 2010, its population aged 15 and over ...
16. Asia's information society
(Panorama/Society)
... networks. Although both India and China launched 3G services in 2009, their mobile-broadband penetration rates remain very low (below one and two per cent, respectively).  In comparison with India, however, ...
17. Asia's low quality jobs
(Panorama/Society)
... capita income.  There are however exceptions.  India has a much higher rate of informal employment (82%) than expected for a country at its level of per capita income -- India has been slow at creating ...
18. 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 ...
19. Food security in Asia
(Panorama/Environment)
... meet global demand by 2050.   The greatest threat to food security, however, is climate change.  Rising temperatures tend to reduce crop productivity in the tropics.  Climate change alters rainfall and ...
20. Asia's rising inequality
(Panorama/Society)
... in 2008, as 714 million were lifted out of poverty.   This reduction in poverty has, however, been accompanied by rising inequality in many countries.  Between the 1990s and 2000s, countries accounting ...
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