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1. China's foreign investment
(Panorama/Investment)
... over the coming decade. An Asia Society report predicts that China will ship $1 to $2 trillion in direct investment abroad by 2020! A large share of this investment will go to Western countries. While ...
2. Asian Migration
(Panorama/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 ...
... two decades of strong economic growth and poverty reduction.  This was especially the case in Asia where good education systems, and strong and effective governance were also key elements.  And the strong ...
4. Globalization, development and culture
(Panorama/Globalization)
... 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 ...
5. Singapore in the Asian Century
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
After many decades of great success, how can Singapore contribute to the Asian Century?  Lorraine Bergeron, an invited contributor from Tokyo's Sophia University, shares with us her views. The 21st ...
6. 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 ...
7. 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 ...
8. India's paradoxes
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... giant.  Ranbaxy is India's largest pharma company, and is now in the global top 10 generics companies with exports to 150 countries.  Biocon is Asia's largest biotechnology company, the world's largest ...
9. 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 ...
10. Microfinance today
(Panorama/Finance)
... individuals to have greater control over their lives; they can purchase items they may not be able to otherwise and it allows them to avoid predatory, unethical moneylenders. Asia is the main recipient ...
11. Economic growth prospects in Asia
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
Developing Asia has been sailing through the global economic crises these past few years.  But what do the region's longer term economic prospects look like?  In a recent working paper, the Asian Development ...
12. Human capital in Asia
(Panorama/Society)
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 ...
13. Asia`s social development
(Panorama/Society)
Discussions in the Asia-Pacific focus substantially on the region's economic development.  Thankfully, the OECD's excellent publication "Society at a Glance: Asia/Pacific 2011" provides us with some much ...
14. Asia's information society
(Panorama/Society)
... 97 per cent of all households).  In addition, its high level of education facilitates high usage.    The scores of other leading Asian countries were: Japan 13th, Australia 14th, Singapore 19th, and ...
15. Asia's low quality jobs
(Panorama/Society)
Behind the rosy picture of Asia's dramatic reduction in poverty is the reality that the overall quality of employment in Asia remains low.  Even the subcontrators of Apple, that wonderful company that ...
16. Natural disasters in Asia
(Panorama/Environment)
... wiping out homes, livelihoods, a country's economic gains, and often many individual lives.  In fact, Asia is the world's most disaster-prone region, and Asia's poor, lacking in resources and more vulnerable ...
17. Food security in Asia
(Panorama/Environment)
As emerging Asia celebrates its dramatic reductions in poverty, we should not forget the wide array of insecurities to which the region's citizens are exposed.  Indeed, the 2007/08 global food price spike ...
18. Asia's rising inequality
(Panorama/Society)
While emerging Asia continues to achieve a stunning performance in poverty reduction, the gap between rich and poor keeps widening too.  Why?  Does it matter?  And what to do?   Emerging Asia's ...
19. Clinton on democracy in Asia
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
There is no better person than Hillary Clinton to remind us of the importance of democracy in Asia. Here are some extracts from her three recent speeches in Mongolia.  Let's hope that China reads ...
20. Democracy in Asia
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
That democracy has shallow roots in Asia, the most dynamic part of the world economy, is clearly evident from the Economist Intelligence Unit's "Democracy Index 2011".  Indeed, over the past five years, ...
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