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1. Asian Migration
(Panorama/Migration)
... the Middle East remains the principal destination for Asian migrants. And in light of Asia's very large population, the emigration rate from the region is still very low at 0.6 per cent. What has been ...
... costs of ageing populations. This is also a world where the global climate may be changing faster than most think, and where the international community is making little serious progress in tackling ...
3. Singapore in the Asian Century
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... of thirty islands or so. In demographic terms, Singapore has grown rather fast, more than doubling its population in less than 40 years. The young people represent 14% of its total population, the adults ...
4. America's Asian Century
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... accounts for almost 60 per cent of the world's population.  And as most advanced OECD countries in the economic doldrums, with the notable exceptions of Canada and Australia, dynamically emerging Asia ...
5. 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 ...
6. China's reform in a bind
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... money into the pockets of its citizens, whose share of national income has been declining for many years now, and who are saving to cover future health and retirement costs, as the country's population ...
7. 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 ...
8. Microfinance today
(Panorama/Finance)
... of microfinance, and given its vast population, also has the largest number of poor households in the world. Asia is also a prime location for microfinance. Poor households generally lack access to financial ...
9. Economic growth prospects in Asia
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... populations and declining fertility, the demographic dividend is likely to wane for most economies. The only way for Asia to continue growing strongly would be to raise productivity so as to offset the ...
10. Human capital in Asia
(Panorama/Society)
... Asia has shown strong growth in educational attainment in the past 4 decades compared with other regions, according to analysis by the Asian Development Bank.  In 2010, its population aged 15 and over ...
11. Asia`s social development
(Panorama/Society)
... India at 5.1 years and Nepal coming in last at 4.0 years.  A broadly similar picture emerges for early childhood education. Let's have a look at population issues.  Countries with a fertility rate above ...
12. Asia's information society
(Panorama/Society)
... Chinese were online, against one in ten Indians. Another country that has made great strides in terms of Internet users is the Philippines, where an estimated one-quarter of the population was using ...
13. Asia's low quality jobs
(Panorama/Society)
... makes our iPhones and iPads, need to improve the quality of their jobs. The proportion of developing Asia's population living on or below the $1.25-a-day poverty line fell from 51.8% in 1990 to 20.8% ...
14. Natural disasters in Asia
(Panorama/Environment)
... from 200 per year in the 1990s.  The share of the global economy at direct risk from floods has doubled since 1990, and Asia is home to 75% of the world's at-risk population for floods. Obviously, we ...
15. 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, ...
16. Asia's rising inequality
(Panorama/Society)
... Bank.  This was driven by high average growth in China (9.9%) and India (6.4%).  Thus, the proportion of Asia's population living on or below the $1.25-a-day poverty line fell from 51.8% in 1990 to 20.8% ...
17. 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.  ...
18. China's reform in a bind
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... money into the pockets of its citizens, whose share of national income has been declining for many years now, and who are saving to cover future health and retirement costs, as the country's population ...
19. Democracy in Asia
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... by the index, only 25 are judged to be full democracies, representing 15 per cent of the 167 countries covered, and only 11 per cent of the world population.  Some 53 countries are flawed democracies, ...
20. Democracy in China?
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
...  One of the lessons of the Arab Spring (and all revolutions) is that a relatively small section of a population in an urban center or centers, if sufficiently motivated and mobilized, can carry out nationwide ...
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