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1. China's foreign investment
(Panorama/Investment)
... Foreign investors tend to pay higher wages, about $72,000 on average, significantly higher than the median US compensation. FDI increases competition and consumer welfare through lower prices, and can ...
2. Asian Migration
(Panorama/Migration)
... of Asian migrants out of total migrants in these countries is thus much higher 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 ...
3. Whither Obama, the global president?
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... 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 higher overseas approval ...
... There has been immense environmental damage, and a deterioration in corruption and quality of governance.  And the weaknesses in regional cooperation have only been highlighted by recent territorial disputes. ...
5. Global citizens
(Panorama/Globalization)
As the following three quotes highlight, 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 ...
6. Singapore in the Asian Century
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... and follows generally the same trends as all highly industrialized and urbanized countries. In Singapore's case, Lewis turning point has happened almost over night, from a small fishing village to a very ...
7. Japan in the Asian Century
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... this period, Japan reached convergence and the status of a highly developed nation. Currently, Japan has a relatively high GDP per capita, yet its levels are below developed nations, such as the United ...
8. America's Asian Century
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
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 highly skilled Asians ...
9. India's paradoxes
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
India is a land of many paradoxes.  It is a country of remarkable high technology, world class multinational companies, and a leader in business process offshoring.  But it is also a country with a corrupt ...
10. Living on $2 a day
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... money management is a fundamental and well-understood part of everyday life as they cope with incomes which are small, and often highly irregular and unpredictable.  Indeed, even those living on less than ...
11. 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 ...
12. Culture Wise China
(Panorama/Culture)
... in China and the Chinese at work; transportation from bicycles to high speed trains; the Chinese at play which usually involves food and drink; retail therapy in a country with the world's largest supermarket; ...
13. Microfinance today
(Panorama/Finance)
... 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 ...
14. Economic growth prospects in Asia
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... it employs sound policies and institutions.  This means that a poorer country is expected to grow faster than a higher income country as it can build up physical and human capital, and technology.  In ...
15. Human capital in Asia
(Panorama/Society)
... 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 high-income countries raised their average years of schooling by 3.3 years (from 7.7 ...
16. Asia`s social development
(Panorama/Society)
... 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, ...
17. 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 ...
18. Asia's low quality jobs
(Panorama/Society)
... capita income.  There are however exceptions.  India has a much higher rate of informal employment (82%) than expected for a country at its level of per capita income -- India has been slow at creating ...
19. Natural disasters in Asia
(Panorama/Environment)
... to keep up with ballooning urban populations; providing realistic alternatives to those living in high-risk areas; and protecting and restoring ecosystems that buffer the impact of natural disasters.  ...
20. Food security in Asia
(Panorama/Environment)
... ADB does not touch on is agricultural protectionism in Japan and Korea.  Despite some reductions in support, these two countries still have outrageously high levels of agricultural protection, at twice ...
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