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Asia's rising inequality
... Bank. This was driven by
average growth in China (9.9%) and India (6.4%). Thus, the proportion of Asia's population living on or below the $1.25-a-day poverty line fell from 51.8% in 1990 to 20.8% ...
Japan's governance problems
... In this regard, the report of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission
lights the deep and systemic governance problems of Japan. The Commission concluded that the Fukushima ...
Democracy in Asia
... to limits on a leader’s power is far lower than in most other regions. In concluding this note, I would like to
light the case of Japan, which received Asia's top ranking, and scored best on the ...
Tyranny in China and Russia
... source of legitimacy. Since both regimes are predatory, wealth is
ly concentrated in those with access to power. The strategic question is whether Russia and China are stable. Ostentatious wealth, ...
Asian Century on Youtube
... region with different levels of development, different philosophies and different political systems. It comprises different types of economies -- some are
income, some are fast-growing converging ...
... exporter of rice, produced 75 per cent of the world's teak, and had a
ly literate population. The military took over in 1958. A military coup followed in 1962, whose government pursued an extreme ...
2012 Conference of Montreal
lights online at www.mrglobalization.com. The 2012 edition of the Conference of Montreal will tackle key global challenges like the economic and financial crisis, the accessibility innovations ...
Living on $2 a day
... money management is a fundamental and well-understood part of everyday life as they cope with incomes which are small, and often
ly irregular and unpredictable. Indeed, even those living on less than ...
Trying to do business in China
... system. Courst are slow, expensive and public, and outside the very big Chinese cities, judges are not very
quality. Indeed, China only has a couple of decades of judicial experience which means ...
America's Asian Century
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
ly skilled Asians ...
Asia's Failed States
... Somalia ranked most troubled state for 5th straight year, and Finland remains at best position, while Libya, Japan and Syria tumbled. The annual Failed States Index (FSI)
lights the global political, ...
Human Rights in Asia
... human rights
lights vividly the growing tensions between Asia's miraculous economic growth and the region's poor human rights record. Set out below are some key extracts from this report. As winds ...
Burma: some Nobel thoughts
... which have outraged the conscience of mankind, and the advent of a world in which human beings shall enjoy freedom of speech and belief and freedom from fear and want has been proclaimed as the
Mirage of Incredible India
... quite rightly paints a dire portrait of an India with weakening growth, and
inflation and budget deficit. Since the impressive reforms undertaken two decades ago, reform has basically ground to a ...
China: is “state capitalism” in crisis?
... happened to former Politburo member Bo Xilai, sacked by the Communist Party with accusations of impeding a corruption investigation involving his family,
lights a harsh power struggle among the leadership ...
India is a land of many paradoxes. It is a country of remarkable
technology, world class multinational companies, and a leader in business process offshoring. But it is also a country with a corrupt ...
... have a strong mandarin culture, whereas South Africa and Brazil do not. And everywhere state capitalism favors well-connected insiders over innovative outsiders. In China,
ly educated princelings ...
The Economist on China
... sheltered from competition, a few incumbent firms can extract
prices and reinvest the profits. SOEs are responsible for about 35% of the fixed-asset investments made by Chinese firms. They can invest ...
(Panorama/Change and innovation)
... scale and scope in production and distribution, and facilitate technology spillovers. Thanks to
er population densities in cities, private and public investments are more cost-effective and yield ...
Women's economic opportunity in Asia
levels of educational achievement, and liberal legal and social regimes. They are followed by Finland, Germany, Iceland, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Canada and Australia which complete the top ...