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1. China's foreign investment
... of its commitments. The first reason for this fuss may simply be that China is a very new player in international investment. While the Chinese government has spoken about its "Go Global" policy since ...
2. Whither Obama, the global president?
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... Toronto's Munk School of Global Affairs, he explained that the election game has changed. Jacobson explained that in the months leading up to the first presidential debate, Romney did not seem like a ...
3. Globalization, the word
Who was the first person to utter or imagine this terrible word?  Was it, as legend would have us believe, Theodore Levitt, the Harvard Business School marketing professor who in 1983 penned an article ...
4. 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 ...
5. Singapore in the Asian Century
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... and services all kinds) under a forward-planning, pragmatic and efficient government. What about the economic growth? One of the first indicators used to situate a country's economic growth among world ...
6. Japan in the Asian Century
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... success before the start of the Asian Century (21st century); however, to truly join in the Asian Century, Japan faces many challenges. Firstly, after 20 years of a stalled economy, Japan seems to be caught ...
7. America's Asian Century
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... to grow more rapidly than the US population overall, and will triple in size to 41 million by 2050, accounting for close to 10 per cent of total. Asian immigrants first came to the U.S. in significant ...
8. India's paradoxes
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... launched its first intercontinental ballistic missile, "Agni V".  It was capable of carrying a nuclear warhead for distances of up to 5000 kilometres, putting major Chinese cities within striking distance ...
9. Living on $2 a day
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... a fistful of financial relationships on the go. The case of Hamid and Khadeja, a poor couple living in a Bangladeshi village, provides a window on financial management by the poor.  When their first child ...
10. Microfinance today
... receive loans if the first two repay. This method of peer pressure in the place of collateral is highly effective and defaults are uncommon. Credit lines to the poor are invaluable, as they allow these ...
11. 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, ...
12. Understanding the Rise of China -- Martin Jacques
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... but China is not like the West and will not become like the West. Jacques offers three building blocks for understanding China.  First, China is a "civilization state" more than a nation state.  While ...
13. Natural disasters in Asia
... good PR thanks to the CNN effect.   The ADB proposes three lines of very useful action. First, we need to reduce populations exposure to natural disasters by: accelerating infrastructure improvements ...
14. Asia's rising inequality
... has the fourth highest level of inequality, after Chile, Mexico and Turkey.   In fact, inequality matters very much for several reasons.  First, rising inequality holds back poverty reduction.  If inequality ...
15. Clinton on democracy in Asia
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... a few arguments, which we must counter at every turn." "Their first argument is that democracy threatens stability. But in fact, democracy fosters stability. It is true that clamping down on political ...
16. Japan's governance problems
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... is in desperate need of modernization and upgrading. But all countries can learn from Japan's Fukushima nuclear disaster.  We all have governance shortcomings.      First, the basics. The primary ...
17. Democracy in China?
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
...  This is not the first time that protests over the environmental impact of heavy industry plants have broken out in China.  Last year, the authorities were forced to close a chemical plant in the north-eastern ...
18. Sen on development on youtube
Amartya Sen explains his views on development in a couple of film clips.  They are very much worth watching. In the first short film clip, Nobel prize-winning economist Amartya Sen explains his conception ...
19. Asian Century on Youtube
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
...  Hans Rosling: Asia's rise -- how and when Hans Rosling was a young guest student in India when he first realized that Asia had all the capacities to reclaim its place as the world's dominant economic ...
20. Living on $2 a day
... a fistful of financial relationships on the go. The case of Hamid and Khadeja, a poor couple living in a Bangladeshi village, provides a window on financial management by the poor.  When their first child ...
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