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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 ...
... of the solution to these crises -- the wealth-creating potential of globalization is undeniable.  Thus, governments must do a better job at resisting protectionist pressures, and restarting trade liberalization.  ...
3. Globalization, the word
(Panorama/Globalization)
... trade and banking institutions that are not accountable to democratic processes or national governments“ -- International Forum on Globalization. . a historical stage of accelerated expansion of market ...
4. 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 ...
5. Japan in the Asian Century
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... 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 government has ...
6. America's Asian Century
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... on race.  But in that year, the U.S. government 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. ...
7. India's paradoxes
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... and incompetent government, 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 ...
8. China's reform in a bind
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
...  The Chinese government 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 ...
9. Living on $2 a day
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... in the informal sector.  Thus, you make more on some days, less on others, and often get no income at all.  The government offers you very limited help, and when it does, the quality of assistance is apt ...
10. Burmese Days
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... 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 government pursued an extreme policy of ...
11. Culture Wise China
(Panorama/Culture)
... 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 government officials to be aware of ...
12. Microfinance today
(Panorama/Finance)
... 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 ...
13. Human capital in Asia
(Panorama/Society)
... government 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 ...
14. Asia`s social development
(Panorama/Society)
... much stronger than its social development.  Governments 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 ...
15. Asia's information society
(Panorama/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 ...
16. Asia's low quality jobs
(Panorama/Society)
... and other human rights, or cheating workers, as often occurs.  Governments, trade unions and NGOs have an important role to play in protecting the rights of workers and ensuring that employers follow minimum ...
17. Natural disasters in Asia
(Panorama/Environment)
... was $16.9 billion in 2008 ($12.8 billion from governments 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 ...
18. Asia's rising inequality
(Panorama/Society)
... And inequality can lead to a political backlash against pro-growth policies. What governments should do to address inequality?  Above all, governments should not seek to reverse the main drivers of growth ...
19. Clinton on democracy in Asia
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... a vote in the decisions that affect their lives, and they deserve governments that protect their rights and respect their dignity." "During the past five years, Asia has been the only region in the world ...
20. Japan's governance problems
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
As countries develop, the role of government must evolve too.  In this regard, the report of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission demonstrates clearly how Japan's government ...
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