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1. China's foreign investment
... and the majority of public opinion were against the deal. But from now on, bids by SOEs for Canada's oilsand businesses will only be considered in “exceptional circumstances”. This is "not the beginning ...
2. Asian Migration
The US, Canada, UK and Australia are blessed with a wave of skilled migrants from Asia, according to a recent OECD report. Continental Europe, Japan and Korea are missing out on this dynamic. The ...
3. Whither Obama, the global president?
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... place of his father) and Indonesia (his childhood residence).  With Romney threatening to declare China a currency manipulator from day one, it is also not surprising that our Chinese friends also prefer ...
This is the text of a speech that I delivered to a group of students at Tokyo's Keio University on 13 October, 2012. When I started my international career in 1986 at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation ...
5. Globalization, the word
Who was the first person to utter or imagine this terrible word?  Was it, as legend would have us believe, Theodore Levitt, the Harvard Business School marketing professor who in 1983 penned an article ...
6. Globalization, development and culture
... boat, and lagged behind in economic development. Why is this the case?  Have cultural factors played a role?  Cultural determinism -- the idea that a group's culture explains economic performance -- ...
7. Global citizens
... Newt Gingrich, American politician (AD 2009). But as Mark Gerzon argues in his book, “Global Citizens”, the world of today is in desperate need of global citizens. We human beings are now challenged ...
8. Singapore in the Asian Century
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... some of the topics I wish to develop in this paper. Groff goes on to insist on the need to narrow the inequalities within and among Asian nations, to pursue sustainable development and to improve governance, ...
9. 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 ...
10. America's Asian Century
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... historically recent phenomenon.  In 1965, the Asian-American share of the U.S. population stood at less than 1 percent, having been held down by a century’s worth of exclusionary policies explicitly based ...
11. 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 ...
12. China's reform in a bind
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
Yes, China's reform is in a real bind, and what's more, China has bad relations with virtually all of its neighbors.  Where will this head? The need for China to rebalance its growth away from exports ...
13. Living on $2 a day
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... This put them among the poor people of Bangldesh, but not the very poorest. Hamid and Khadeja are an unremarkable poor household: a partly educated couple trying to stay alive, bring up a child, run a ...
14. Burmese Days
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
The changes underway in Burma are so dramatic that it is hard to assess the situation clearly.  Here is a quick attempt. Some history The UK granted Burma independence in 1948.  It became a parliamentary ...
15. Culture Wise China
... such cultural wisdom, there is no better place to start than Leo Lacy's book of that title. Lacey's book provides a wideranging overview of issues like: culture shock; the Chinese people, their history, ...
16. Microfinance today
This week's invited contributor is Cornell University's Lila Nojima who has shared with us an interesting piece on microfinance. As Lila says, microfinance is one of the major buzz words in both the ...
17. 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 ...
18. Human capital in Asia
Analysts of Asia's economic miracle always cite the region's human capital as one of the main drivers.  But what are the facts behind this claim? Asian Development Bank Analysis In fact, emerging ...
19. Asia`s social development
... of 106 and an OECD average of 105.  This is the product of a strong preference for males leading to sex-selective abortion, females infanticide or the unequal allocatioon of health care and food towards ...
20. Asia's information society
... Its already relatively high mobile-phone pentration in 2008 (87 per cent) climbed to 175 per cent by the end of 2010.  This puts the country in eighth place worldwide in terms of mobile-cellular penetration.  ...
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