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1. China's foreign investment
(Panorama/Investment)
... capital and jobs. In the US, foreign-owned firms account for 5% of private-sector employment, 17% of manufacturing jobs, 21% of exports, 14% of research and development, and 17% of corporate-income taxes. ...
2. Asian Migration
(Panorama/Migration)
... workers from Asia in the future? The OECD report rings a bell of caution. Asia's rapid development is making outward migration less attractive and might even draw skilled workers from other parts of ...
... and Development (OECD), the word globalization was never used, for the simple reason that the global economy was not yet globalized. It was divided into three distinct groups -- advanced, communist ...
4. Globalization, the word
(Panorama/Globalization)
... Poverty and Development Division. . Globalization, or the increased interconnectedness and interdependence of people and countries, is generally understood to include two interrelated elements:  the ...
5. Globalization, development and culture
(Panorama/Globalization)
... and Taiwan), then South East Asia and China.  International trade and investment were powerful motors for economic development.  South America and especially Africa have substantially missed the globalization ...
6. Singapore in the Asian Century
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... Greater economic access and inclusion, and improved governance, would bring further gains."  These words from Stephen P. Groff, the vice-president of the Asian Development Bank, corresponds exactly to ...
7. 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 ...
8. America's Asian Century
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... been the fastest growing region in the world economy.  And Asia has enormous scope for continued rapid economic development -- the region's share of global GDP is only about 30 per cent, whereas the region ...
9. India's paradoxes
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... economic growth the past two decades, this will not been sufficient to enable India to achieve most of the Millenium Development Goals by 2015.  Indeed, an alarming 80% of Indians live on less than $2 ...
10. Burmese Days
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... engagement path -- by offering the re-establishment of links, and re-newed access to World Bank and Asian Development Bank resources.  The US has been motivated to reduce Chinese influence in Burma, and ...
11. Microfinance today
(Panorama/Finance)
... banking and development spheres.  But what exactly is microfinance? Microfinance can be defined as the provision of a range of financial services to poor households and their enterprises. Financial ...
12. 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 ...
13. 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 ...
14. 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 ...
15. Asia's information society
(Panorama/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 ...
16. Asia's low quality jobs
(Panorama/Society)
... reports the Asian Development Bank.  (Informal workers only account for about one-third of total in Latin America.)  More recently, one consequence of the global financial crisis has been an expansion ...
17. Natural disasters in Asia
(Panorama/Environment)
... and exposed to the elements, have borne the brunt of the region's cataclysms, Natural disasters can strike anywhere, reports the Asian Development Bank.  However, Asia's poor and those living in poor ...
18. Food security in Asia
(Panorama/Environment)
... Asian Development Bank has estimated that a 10% increase in domestic food prices could push 64 million Asian people below the $1.25 a day poverty line. Despite its rapid economic growth in recent years, ...
19. Asia's rising inequality
(Panorama/Society)
... average per capita GDP (in PPP terms) increased from $1,633 to $5,133 over the period 1990-2010, thanks to the region's very rapid economic growth of 7.0% over the period, according to the Asian Development ...
20. Japan's governance problems
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... the 1970s “oil shocks,” Japan accelerated the development of nuclear power in an effort to achieve national energy security. As such, it was embraced as a policy goal by government and business alike, ...
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