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... along with weak financial regulation led to the global financial crisis.  In the European Union, a sovereign debt crisis was the result of a poorly designed European Monetary Union, which lacked the necessary ...
2. Singapore in the Asian Century
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... is Japan with 0.547. Since the United States has a Wealth Gini of 0.801, Singapore is not showing as a great disparity between the rich and the poor living within its borders as the US is, and therefore ...
3. America's Asian Century
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... these immigrants are sending all their money home to support their poor families.  Though they are among the least well-off financially, Vietnamese Americans are among the most likely (58 per cent) to ...
4. Living on $2 a day
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
If you are living on more than $2 a day in a developing country, you are not living in poverty according to the World Bank.  Indeed, you are a lot better off than those poor people who live on less than ...
5. Burmese Days
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... that about 33 per cent of the population live in poverty.  Similarly, according to a multidimensional poverty index, 32 per cent of the population are estimated to be poor, with the most important deprivations ...
6. Microfinance today
(Panorama/Finance)
... banking and development spheres.  But what exactly is microfinance? Microfinance can be defined as the provision of a range of financial services to poor households and their enterprises. Financial ...
7. 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 ...
8. Human capital in Asia
(Panorama/Society)
... research university that is able to function at a world class level. However, Asia's quest for quality has been halting and uneven with poor countries floundering.  More than money is required -- you ...
9. Asia`s social development
(Panorama/Society)
... the regional average of 2.5 births per woman tend to be the poorer countries like Timor-Leste (6.5), Pakistan (4.0), Philippines (3.1), India (2.7).  There are terribly low birthrates for some advanced ...
10. Asia's low quality jobs
(Panorama/Society)
... recruitment costs, worker abuse, exploitation, and cases of forced labour and human trafficking. There are particular problems with regard to freedom of association and the poor record of ratification ...
11. Natural disasters in Asia
(Panorama/Environment)
... wiping out homes, livelihoods, a country's economic gains, and often many individual lives.  In fact, Asia is the world's most disaster-prone region, and Asia's poor, lacking in resources and more vulnerable ...
12. Food security in Asia
(Panorama/Environment)
... While food price spikes and volatility have adverse impacts on all segments of the population, these impacts are more acutely felt by the poor, who spend up to 70% of their income on food items.  Indeed, ...
13. Asia's rising inequality
(Panorama/Society)
While emerging Asia continues to achieve a stunning performance in poverty reduction, the gap between rich and poor keeps widening too.  Why?  Does it matter?  And what to do?   Emerging Asia's ...
14. Japan's governance problems
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... role of government in a poor country should be to build physical infrastructure, provide its population with a basic education, open up markets and provide coordination for major private sector investments.  ...
15. Democracy in China?
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... In particular, they are very well aware of China's massive gaps betwen rich and poor, grotesque corruption, human rights abuses and other abuses of power. Also, notwithstanding their Confucian culture, Chinese ...
16. Tyranny in China and Russia
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... no one’s property is safe; a petro-state that leaves millions so poor they remember Soviet times with nostalgia; a state ruled by a former secret police agent whose only contact with a liberal Western ...
17. Burmese Days
(Panorama/Development)
... that about 33 per cent of the population live in poverty.  Similarly, according to a multidimensional poverty index, 32 per cent of the population are estimated to be poor, with the most important deprivations ...
18. Living on $2 a day
(Panorama/Development)
If you are living on more than $2 a day in a developing country, you are not living in poverty according to the World Bank.  Indeed, you are a lot better off than those poor people who live on less than ...
19. Trying to do business in China
(Panorama/Investment)
... mistakes made by foreign companies are: (i) poorly defined specifications; (ii) not knowing what China costs should be in advance; (iii) failure to conduct due diligence; (iv) being seduced by the "golden ...
20. America's Asian Century
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... these immigrants are sending all their money home to support their poor families.  Though they are among the least well-off financially, Vietnamese Americans are among the most likely (58 per cent) to ...
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