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China's foreign investment
... Foreign investors tend to pay
er wages, about $72,000 on average, significantly
er than the median US compensation. FDI increases competition and consumer welfare through lower prices, and can ...
... of Asian migrants out of total migrants in these countries is thus much
er than the OECD average of 17 per cent -- in Canada it is 33 per cent, in the UK 29 per cent, in Australia 28 per cent and in ...
Whither Obama, the global president?
... to Canada, David Jacobson, told an audience at the University of Toronto, the race for the White House is now "very close". A BBC World Service opinion poll has found sharply
er overseas approval ...
Globalization and the challenges of our youth
... There has been immense environmental damage, and a deterioration in corruption and quality of governance. And the weaknesses in regional cooperation have only been
lighted by recent territorial disputes. ...
As the following three quotes
light, the concept of a global citizen is not new. “I am a citizen of the world”, Diogenes Laertius, Greek philosopher (AD 220). “The world is my country, all mankind ...
Singapore in the Asian Century
... and follows generally the same trends as all
ly industrialized and urbanized countries. In Singapore's case, Lewis turning point has happened almost over night, from a small fishing village to a very ...
Japan in the Asian Century
... this period, Japan reached convergence and the status of a
ly developed nation. Currently, Japan has a relatively
GDP per capita, yet its levels are below developed nations, such as the United ...
America's Asian Century
Pundits and policy wonks the world over are predicting that the 21st century will be the "Asian Century". But there is another alternative or parallel scenario by which migration of
ly skilled Asians ...
India is a land of many paradoxes. It is a country of remarkable
technology, world class multinational companies, and a leader in business process offshoring. But it is also a country with a corrupt ...
Living on $2 a day
... money management is a fundamental and well-understood part of everyday life as they cope with incomes which are small, and often
ly irregular and unpredictable. Indeed, even those living on less than ...
... rice, produced 75 per cent of the world's teak, and had a
ly literate population. The military took over in 1958. A military coup followed in 1962, whose government pursued an extreme policy of ...
Culture Wise China
... in China and the Chinese at work; transportation from bicycles to
speed trains; the Chinese at play which usually involves food and drink; retail therapy in a country with the world's largest supermarket; ...
... receive loans if the first two repay. This method of peer pressure in the place of collateral is
ly effective and defaults are uncommon. Credit lines to the poor are invaluable, as they allow these ...
Economic growth prospects in Asia
... it employs sound policies and institutions. This means that a poorer country is expected to grow faster than a
er income country as it can build up physical and human capital, and technology. In ...
Human capital in Asia
... had an average 7 years of schooling, up by 4.1 years from just 2.9 years in 1970. By contrast, in the same period, the
-income countries raised their average years of schooling by 3.3 years (from 7.7 ...
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
est life expectancies, with Japan, Hong Kong, Australia, Singapore, ...
Asia's information society
Korea is the world’s most advanced ICT economy, according to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), surpassing many other economies with
er levels of overall economic development. Information ...
Asia's low quality jobs
... capita income. There are however exceptions. India has a much
er rate of informal employment (82%) than expected for a country at its level of per capita income -- India has been slow at creating ...
Natural disasters in Asia
... to keep up with ballooning urban populations; providing realistic alternatives to those living in
-risk areas; and protecting and restoring ecosystems that buffer the impact of natural disasters. ...
Food security in Asia
... ADB does not touch on is agricultural protectionism in Japan and Korea. Despite some reductions in support, these two countries still have outrageously
levels of agricultural protection, at twice ...