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In many traditional societies, women were treated as commodities -- bought and sold, and beaten and mistreated.  While the 20th century saw a revolution in women's political and economic empowerment, economic ...
42. Korea -- Asia's rising star
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
Japan's economy has been in a deep funk for two decades.  China is in desperate need of a new economic and political model.  At the same time, Korea keeps going from strength to strength, and is on track ...
43. China's reform challenges
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
With political instability in Beijing, and a change of national leadership coming up, the Chinese government is trying to maintain stability.  This means that there is little prospect of economic or political ...
... itself.   From the 1950s to the 1980s, Japan was in economic catchup mode -- importing raw materials and new technologies, transforming them into high value-added items by exploiting a cost advantage, ...
45. Why did Japan stop growing?
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
Japan's very strong economic growth from the 1950s through to the 1980s was a virtual miracle.  Its stagnation for the past two decades seems a mystery.  How did it all happen? In the period up to ...
46. Poverty in India
... growth leading up to the global financial crisis, with China becoming a major trading partner. But economic growth is of limited consequence if it does not improve a country's poverty.  And according ...
47. Australia: beware of Asian Century Hype
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... squalor are breeding grounds for crime, violence and instability, which can undermine the economic growth process. What's more, 15 of Asia's cities figure among the world's twenty cities which are the ...
48. Asia's uneven development
... and UNDP, on which this article is based, only serves to remind us that Asia has achieved a lot more economic growth than economic development. Economic growth, the production of goods and services, has ...
49. China's lack of global leadership
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
China has emerged rapidly as a global economic power.  It is the world's leading exporter, with the world's second biggest economy which has been growing by around 10% annually for over three decades. ...
50. Russia and the East
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... economic relations depends on how well these two countries can resolve territorial disputes around the Kuril Islands, the Russian President is very optimistic in building strong ties with two emerging ...
51. ABConomics
(Web Links / Blogs)
Informed views on Argentica, Brazil and Chile (ABC)'s economic issues and trends. ...
53. Institute of Economic Affairs
(Web Links / Civil society organisations)
54. East Asian Bureau of Economic Research
(Web Links / Civil society organisations)
55. Peterson Institute for International Economics
(Web Links / Civil society organisations)
56. World Economic Forum
(Web Links / Civil society organisations)
57. Investment
Everyone likes investment.  It creates jobs, economic activity and opportunity. But many people start raising questions about investment coming from foreigners.  Could it be politically motivated?  Witness ...
... economic growth of 7 per cent for 25 years or longer in the post World War II period (at this pace, an economy doubles in size every decade)... Read more  ...
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