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1. China's foreign investment
... $50 billion in 2008. By 2010 and 2011, China's annual FDI topped $60 billion, making it one of the world top 10 sources of FDI. At year-end 2011, China's stock of FDI reached $365 billion. And 2012 is ...
2. Asian Migration
... rate of migrants from other regions, and substantially higher than natives of OECD countries, the group of the world's most advanced countries. China, India and the Philippines have been the leading sources ...
3. Whither Obama, the global president?
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
The results of the US presidential election on 6 November will have an impact on the whole world.  And if the world could vote, it would vote overwhelmingly for President Obama. But as US Ambassador ...
... allowed much of the former communist world to join the global economy. Somewhat curiously, it was around this time that a whole series of events would occur to lay the foundations for the creation of ...
5. Globalization, the word
... of the Cold War, globalization became a buzzword as we seemed to have become one world, one planet or one globe!  The word globalization was ready to become a buzzword because it was already popularized ...
6. Globalization, development and culture
... after the second world war, as US political and economic leadership led Europe and then Japan to prosperity. Globalization then spread to East Asia, with the Asian tigers (Hong Kong, Korea, Singapore ...
7. Global citizens
As the following three quotes highlight, the concept of a global citizen is not new. “I am a citizen of the world”, Diogenes Laertius, Greek philosopher (AD 220).  “The world is my country, all mankind ...
8. Singapore in the Asian Century
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... so that it may contribute to realizing the Asian Century. The positive contribution of Singapore to an Asian century Using mainly the CIA World book fact, I will give an overview of the demographic, ...
9. Japan in the Asian Century
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... Tokyo's Sophia University, shares with us her views. From the 1950s to the 80s, Japan grew from a virtually closed, militant nation to one of the world's biggest and most advanced economies. During ...
10. America's Asian Century
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
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 highly skilled Asians ...
11. India's paradoxes
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
India is a land of many paradoxes.  It is a country of remarkable high technology, world class multinational companies, and a leader in business process offshoring.  But it is also a country with a corrupt ...
12. Living on $2 a day
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
If you are living on more than $2 a day in a developing country, you are not living in poverty according to the World Bank.  Indeed, you are a lot better off than those poor people who live on less than ...
13. Burmese Days
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... democracy, and was considered to be the South East Asia country with the brightest future.  Under British rule, it had been the wealthiest country in Southeast Asia, was the world's largest exporter of ...
14. Culture Wise China
... in China and the Chinese at work; transportation from bicycles to high speed trains; the Chinese at play which usually involves food and drink; retail therapy in a country with the world's largest supermarket; ...
15. Microfinance today
... of microfinance, and given its vast population, also has the largest number of poor households in the world. Asia is also a prime location for microfinance. Poor households generally lack access to financial ...
16. Economic growth prospects in Asia
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... of the world average, and by 2009, it had risen to nearly two-thirds.  The ADB analyzed developing Asia economic convergence through an extended version of the neoclassical growth model that incorporates ...
17. Human capital in Asia
... government report reveals that suicide is the number one cause of death for those under 40 in South Korea. World rankings of universities World rankings of universities can also provide insights into ...
18. Asia`s social development
... needed information on social development. Let's start at the top and work down. First, life expectancy.  Asia has the world's highest life expectancies, with Japan, Hong Kong, Australia, Singapore, ...
19. Asia's information society
Korea is the world’s most advanced ICT economy, according to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), surpassing many other economies with higher levels of overall economic development.  Information ...
20. Understanding the Rise of China -- Martin Jacques
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
"We can't understand the rise of China using Western concepts" argues Martin Jacques, the author of "When China Rules the World: The Rise of the Middle Kingdom and the End of the Western World". Here ...
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