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1. China's foreign investment
Foreign direct investment (FDI) coming from Chinese enterprises, especially state-owned enterprises (SOEs), is making waves in countries like Australia, Canada and the United States. In Canada recently, ...
2. Asian Migration
... "stock" of migrants from Asia accounts for 17 per cent of all migrants in the advanced OECD countries (over 15 million). But these migrants are concentrated in just a few locations, with half in the US ...
3. Whither Obama, the global president?
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... ratings for US President Barack Obama than Republican challenger Mitt Romney.  An average of 50% favoured Mr Obama, with 9% for Mr Romney, in the survey of 21,797 people in 21 countries.  Only Pakistan's ...
... and developing countries -- which were very weakly integrated, even if Korea, Taiwan, Singapore and Hong Kong had already started their dramatic rise. And when my mother visited West Berlin in 1988, ...
5. Globalization, the word
... information and the results of research flow readily between countries – Oxford Dictionary of Economics. . the present worldwide drive toward a globalized economic system dominated by supranational corporate ...
6. Globalization, development and culture
... has enormous intuitive appeal. First, let's turn to Max Weber and his theory of the Protestant work ethic as a key factor explaning successful growth in capitalist countries.  It seemed a good idea for ...
7. Global citizens
... crisis has also pulled this somewhat apart, as responsible northerners are having to bail out financially reckless Mediterranean countries. Ultimately, the citizens of smaller countries will always be ...
8. Singapore in the Asian Century
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... laurels if it wishes to converge and complete its catching-up process with the big leagues of the developed countries. "Embracing globalisation and regional co-operation has helped bring Asia success. ...
9. Japan in the Asian Century
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... rate seems miniscule. Naturally, as countries develop, their growth rates slow as they can no longer just imitate other nations to grow. However, even when compared to its developed neighbor, Korea, which ...
10. America's Asian Century
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... accounts for almost 60 per cent of the world's population.  And as most advanced OECD countries in the economic doldrums, with the notable exceptions of Canada and Australia, dynamically emerging Asia ...
11. 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 ...
12. Burmese Days
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... US and most other Western countries imposed sanctions.  Most neighboring Asian countries pursued a policy of engagement, especially China which developed very close economic and political ties.  Burma ...
13. Microfinance today
... China to access financial services than it is for the poor in many other countries. This reduces the demand for microfinance banks. Due to these challenges, the Chinese government has emerged as the largest ...
14. Economic growth prospects in Asia
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... high growth rates these past few decades, this is a reflection of how far behind China was, as well as of course its excellent policy reforms.     Poorer countries can absorb knowledge and technology ...
15. Human capital in Asia
... had an average 7 years of schooling, up by 4.1 years from just 2.9 years in 1970. By contrast, in the same period, the high-income countries raised their average years of schooling by 3.3 years (from 7.7 ...
16. Asia`s social development
... Macao and Korea being at 80 years or above.  Then there is a jump down to the mid-70s for Malaysia, Vietnam, Sri Lanka and China.  ASEAN's populous countries of the Philippines, Indonesia and Thailand ...
17. Asia's information society
... movements like the Arab Spring and the second People Power Movement in the Philippines have been facilitated by ICT.  Advanced countries tend to have the most developed ICT sectors.  But governments ...
18. Understanding the Rise of China -- Martin Jacques
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... together.  With this comes, of course, the Chinese attitude of cultural superiority, and disrespect of other countries, especially its neighbors. Third, the Chinese state is the embodiment of Chinese ...
19. Asia's low quality jobs
... of informal employment. Workers in the informal sector in developing countries are considered to have "low quality" jobs because they typically do not have a formal contract, job security or social security.  ...
20. Natural disasters in Asia
... countries with weak governance and economies get hit the most.  The poor tend to live in more exposed areas and have vulnerable livelihoods and few resources to fall back on.  A major disaster can derail ...
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