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1. China's foreign investment
(Panorama/Investment)
... capital and jobs. In the US, foreign-owned firms account for 5% of private-sector employment, 17% of manufacturing jobs, 21% of exports, 14% of research and development, and 17% of corporate-income taxes. ...
... of the West, the crisis has also exposed deep flaws in Asia's economic development model.  There has been too much reliance on US and EU export markets.  Income gaps are widening between rich and poor.  ...
3. 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 ...
4. Japan in the Asian Century
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... in a high middle income trap, unable to reach development levels of completely developed nations such as the United States. Further, developing nations, such as China, are rapidly growing and changing, ...
5. America's Asian Century
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... are the highest-income, best-educated and fastest-growing racial group in the United States, which has an economy that increasingly relies on highly skilled workers. The rise of Asian Americans is an ...
6. China's reform in a bind
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... money into the pockets of its citizens, whose share of national income has been declining for many years now, and who are saving to cover future health and retirement costs, as the country's population ...
7. Living on $2 a day
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... in the informal sector.  Thus, you make more on some days, less on others, and often get no income at all.  The government offers you very limited help, and when it does, the quality of assistance is apt ...
8. Microfinance today
(Panorama/Finance)
... daily incomes and help them continue to save and stabilize their lives. Finally, Asia is known for its lack of women’s power and rights. From the One Child Policy in China to sex selective abortions in ...
9. Economic growth prospects in Asia
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... it employs sound policies and institutions.  This means that a poorer country is expected to grow faster than a higher income country as it can build up physical and human capital, and technology.  In ...
10. Human capital in Asia
(Panorama/Society)
... had an average 7 years of schooling, up by 4.1 years from just 2.9 years in 1970. By contrast, in the same period, the high-income countries raised their average years of schooling by 3.3 years (from 7.7 ...
11. Asia`s social development
(Panorama/Society)
... mark -- Indonesia, Mongolia, Vietnam and the Philippines -- while even China still has 36% below $2. When it comes to income inequality, most of the Asia-Pacific countries surveyed have higher rates ...
12. Asia's information society
(Panorama/Society)
... 1.5. % of monthly per capita income, compared with 17% in developing countries. But while broadband prices declined sharply worldwide, a high-speed Internet connection remains unaffordable in many low-income ...
13. 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 ...
14. Natural disasters in Asia
(Panorama/Environment)
... resilience by: expanding income options in rural areas, such as by reducing reliance on a single crop; encouraging regional cooperation that helps stricken economies recover; and protecting and restoring ...
15. Food security in Asia
(Panorama/Environment)
... While food price spikes and volatility have adverse impacts on all segments of the population, these impacts are more acutely felt by the poor, who spend up to 70% of their income on food items.  Indeed, ...
16. Asia's rising inequality
(Panorama/Society)
... for about 82% of developing Asia's population experienced rising inequality of per capita expenditure or income, as measured by the Gini coefficient.  Importantly, this is a case of everyone doing better, ...
17. China's reform in a bind
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... money into the pockets of its citizens, whose share of national income has been declining for many years now, and who are saving to cover future health and retirement costs, as the country's population ...
18. Tyranny in China and Russia
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... the preservation of your national independence." Russia's wealth is "precarious". "... natural resource income that leaves the regime dependent upon the ups and downs of the commodity price cycle; ...
19. Asian Century on Youtube
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... region with different levels of development, different philosophies and different political systems. It comprises different types of economies -- some are high income, some are fast-growing converging ...
20. Living on $2 a day
(Panorama/Development)
... in the informal sector.  Thus, you make more on some days, less on others, and often get no income at all.  The government offers you very limited help, and when it does, the quality of assistance is apt ...
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