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41. Urbanization in Asia -- 12 things to know in 2012
(Panorama/Change and innovation)
... also disadvantaged in terms of their living conditions, such as access to piped water. Importantly, these inequities exist along a social gradient, also affecting middle-class city dwellers to at least ...
42. Asia's services challenges
(Panorama/Change and innovation)
... are seeking to avoid falling into a middle income trap of arrested development? First things first, why is the service sector so important in our economies? While some service sector jobs like flipping ...
... This has made both its Asian neighbors and the US nervous, especially in light of China's bellicose behavior in the South China Sea.  China would be able to project its force into the strategically important ...
44. An Indo-Pacific Strategy for Australia
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... inevitable societal frictions will become ever more important.  Two recent episodes show how quickly things can flare up, namely, the passage of the Olympic torch in Canberra in 2008, and the Indian student ...
45. Gender equality and development
(Panorama/Society)
... most of the developing world.  An important reason has been the unprecedented reduction in fertility in developing countries as diverse as Bangladesh, Colombia and Iran.  Female labor force participation ...
46. Breaking time for the BRICs?
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... and the other BRIC economies may match those of the G7. Most importantly, while his analysis may seem very powerful, it is basically common sense.  If countries with very large populations can raise ...
47. Is China's economy in the balance?
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... decline in the share of income to GDP over the past decade. Far more important has been the structural shift of workers from rural to urban activities and within the urban areas. As more workers move out ...
... have traditionally provided important ecosystem services for the country, not least being important dry season grazing for the country’s livestock population. Oxfam is reporting that Niger is already seeing ...
49. Central Asia Update
(Panorama/Globalization)
... important location. However in modern era it lost its central role of being a bridge between the East and West, as the East and West found it easier, cheaper and faster to trade and communicate through ...
... relationship with China has also played a major role.  China is now by far Australia's most important merchandise export destination, accounting for some 26 per cent of the total.  These exports are predominately ...
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