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Democracy in Asia
... regimes: full democracies; flawed democracies; hybrid regimes; and authoritarian regimes. Last year, 2011 was an exceptionally turbulent year politically, characte
d by sovereign debt c
s and weak ...
Tyranny in China and Russia
... are introduced, once a middle class is created, an unstoppable demand a
s for press freedom, for political pluralism, for rule of law and for an independent judiciary, that is, for all the institutional ...
Asian Century on Youtube
... region with different levels of development, different philosophies and different political systems. It comp
s different types of economies -- some are high income, some are fast-growing converging ...
... in their agricultural sector in tandem with industrialization and the
of their service sectors). Consistent with this, Burma has a low rate of urbanization -- 34 per cent of its population live in ...
Living on $2 a day
... obligation. Microfinance institutions originally came into being to provide microcredit to microenterp
s. But poor people need finance for other reasons, notably for: (i) Managing basics: cash-flow ...
Trying to do business in China
... between English and Chinese, and you should have your own translater. There are two broad categories of foreign investment in China -- wholly foreign-owned enterp
or equity joint ventures. The sectoral ...
America's Asian Century
... PewResearchCenter publication, "The
of Asian Americans". After all, the growth and dynamism of the United States has always been driven by successive waves of immigration. And today, Asian Americans ...
Asia's Failed States
... Asian state is rife with government corruption and barely supports its economy through drug-trafficking and labor exported to Russia. In recent years, the
of radical Islam has led the Tajik government ...
Burma: some Nobel thoughts
... of such movements throughout Eastern Europe, Asia and Africa." So the Burmese people, who were one of the very first in modern times to
up against their totalitarian regime, can now see signs of ...
Views of Asia's next generation
... to social enterp
s as a way to effectively distribute aid to those in need. For example, Grameen Danone Foods, a social enterp
started by Group Danone and Grameen Bank of Bangldesh aims to provide ...
... the past decade or so with the
of state-owned or controlled enterp
s. These enterp
s are backed by the state, but behave like private-sector multinationals. The leading practitioner of state ...
The Economist on China
... Spending on plant, machinery, buildings and infrastructure accounted for about half of China's GDP in 2011. But too much of this investment is undertaken by state-owned enterp
s (SOEs) which benefit ...
(Panorama/Change and innovation)
... entitled to employment in cities, largely with state-owned enterp
s or government agencies that provided full housing, healthcare and education services. Under this two-tier management system, agricultural-registered ...
Women's economic opportunity in Asia
... of childcare has fallen sharply in recent years, especially with the reform of state-owned enterp
s in the late 1990s, many of which provided kindergarten and similiar facilities. In the Indonesia, ...
Korea -- Asia's rising star
... debt c
s. Korea recovered faster and more vigorously than most OECD countries and enjoys a low unemployment rate of 3.4% and modest government debt. While growth slowed in late 2011, reflecting the ...
China's reform challenges
... 61 Chinese enterp
s are on the Global Fortune 500 list. Before we examine the World Bank's proposals for future policy reforms, let's have a look at the key features of China's reforms which have ...
Why did Japan stop growing?
... regulation in some sectors, and on average regulatory barriers in the service sector actually started to
from the late 1990s. Service sector productivity has been flat since the early 1990s. ...
Poverty in India
... for a broad cross section of the nation. In fact, income inequality has
n and poverty reduction trends have not improved in the reform era, a period when improved growth has been concentrated in the ...
Australia: beware of Asian Century Hype
... recent times as Europe and the US try to muddle through their financial c
s. However, a close reading of Asia's situation suggests that there are many risks in Australia's high dependence on Asia ... ...
Asia's uneven development
... in the health area? (i) addressing the social determinants of health such as gender, class, ethnicity, caste, language, and religion -- these can a
from ingrained social structures, norms and processes ...