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1. China's foreign investment
(Panorama/Investment)
... Alberta's oil sands. The Canadian government finally approved the controversial $15.1 billion bid, deeming it to have a significant economic benefit to Canada -- even though half of Canadian business leaders ...
2. Asian Migration
(Panorama/Migration)
... to their country of origin as it provides economic opportunity, political and religious freedoms, and good conditions for raising children. Respondents rated their country of origin as being superior on ...
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 ...
4. Globalization, the word
(Panorama/Globalization)
... 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 ...
5. 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 ...
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)
... hindering growth. Free and open markets are a key to economic growth; following the law of comparative advantage, each nation should specialize in what it produces most efficiently. Japan, however, continues ...
8. America's Asian Century
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... to the economically punch-drunk America rejuvenates that economy, and launches it off on a new Asian-driven America century. What is the Asian Century hypothesis?  For half a century now, Asia has ...
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. China's reform in a bind
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... strong leadership. In other words, China's economic reform process is being increasingly blocked by the country's many political interest groups. Political reform itself is also on the agenda.  Even ...
11. 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 ...
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. Understanding the Rise of China -- Martin Jacques
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... member of the family.  The state is ever present in state-owned enterprises, private enterprises which must follow the state, state targets for economic growth.  The state has always played a major role ...
17. Asia's low quality jobs
(Panorama/Society)
... because Asia's economic development has been driven by a massive shift from low-productivity agriculture to low-cost manufacturing created by high export-led growth.  And due to the virtual unlimited supply ...
18. 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 ...
19. Food security in Asia
(Panorama/Environment)
... when "all people, at all times, have physical, social and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food that meets their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life. To ...
20. 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 ...
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