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China's foreign investment
... Alberta's oil sands. The Canadian
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 ...
Globalization and the challenges of our youth
... of the solution to these crises -- the wealth-creating potential of globalization is undeniable. Thus,
s must do a better job at resisting protectionist pressures, and restarting trade liberalization. ...
Globalization, the word
... trade and banking institutions that are not accountable to democratic processes or national
s“ -- International Forum on Globalization. . a historical stage of accelerated expansion of market ...
Singapore in the Asian Century
... and services all kinds) under a forward-planning, pragmatic and efficient
. What about the economic growth? One of the first indicators used to situate a country's economic growth among world ...
Japan in the Asian Century
... while Japan grew only 1% between 1995 and 2008. If this dismal growth rate continues, in the long run, China and other fast growing nations will outpace and outcompete Japan. The Japanese
America's Asian Century
... on race. But in that year, the U.S.
opened the gates to immigration from all parts of the world, with the result that Asian Americans now represent 18.2 million or 5.8 per cent of the U.S. ...
... and incompetent
, and with 80% of its population living on less than $2 a day. How can we understand this country? India demonstrated its technological prowess in April this year when it ...
China's reform in a bind
... The Chinese
has been responding by fiscal stimulus and monetary easing. But more fundamental changes are required, especially since the economy may weaken further. China needs to get more ...
Living on $2 a day
... in the informal sector. Thus, you make more on some days, less on others, and often get no income at all. The
offers you very limited help, and when it does, the quality of assistance is apt ...
... rice, produced 75 per cent of the world's teak, and had a highly literate population. The military took over in 1958. A military coup followed in 1962, whose
pursued an extreme policy of ...
Culture Wise China
... and adjust to the new culture; and lastly, reverse culture shock when you feel like a foreigner in your own home. But Chinese President Hu Jintao's exhortation for
officials to be aware of ...
... 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
has emerged as the largest ...
Human capital in Asia
report reveals that suicide is the number one cause of death for those under 40 in South Korea. World rankings of universities World rankings of universities can also provide insights into ...
Asia`s social development
... much stronger than its social development.
s have a lot of work to do translate economic growth into societal well-being. This is extremely important because there is a risk of a negative ...
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
Asia's low quality jobs
... and other human rights, or cheating workers, as often occurs.
s, trade unions and NGOs have an important role to play in protecting the rights of workers and ensuring that employers follow minimum ...
Natural disasters in Asia
... was $16.9 billion in 2008 ($12.8 billion from
s and $4.1 billion from private funding), regrettably only 0.7% was devoted to prevention, even though every dollar spent on risk reduction can save ...
Asia's rising inequality
... And inequality can lead to a political backlash against pro-growth policies. What
s should do to address inequality? Above all,
s should not seek to reverse the main drivers of growth ...
Clinton on democracy in Asia
... a vote in the decisions that affect their lives, and they deserve
s that protect their rights and respect their dignity." "During the past five years, Asia has been the only region in the world ...
Japan's governance problems
As countries develop, the role of
must evolve too. In this regard, the report of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission demonstrates clearly how Japan's