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1. China's foreign investment
... Alberta's oil sands. The Canadian government finally approved the controversial $15.1 billion bid, deeming it to have a significant economic benefit to Canada -- even though half of Canadian business leaders ...
... need to be globally operational.  We all live in a global society and your future work -- whether it be in government, business or civil society -- will no doubt work in some area of the global economy.  ...
3. Globalization, the word
Who was the first person to utter or imagine this terrible word?  Was it, as legend would have us believe, Theodore Levitt, the Harvard Business School marketing professor who in 1983 penned an article ...
4. Singapore in the Asian Century
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... language of business is English. The life expectancy at birth is 83.75 years, which places Singapore 4th in the world behind Monaco, Macau and Japan. Singapore is a city-state and is constituted of 100% ...
5. Japan in the Asian Century
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... so the Japanese government and business leaders need to begin to focus outwards, rather than in. Also, Japan should work to improve its business competitiveness and reduce red-tape and bureaucracy. This ...
6. 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 ...
7. Burmese Days
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... leaders and business associates.  In fact, local populations have suffered through the environmental damage and human rights abuses associated with these developments. One controversial project has been ...
8. Culture Wise China
China is different, very different.  So if you wish to negotiate an international agreement, do business with China, live there or even simply visit, you need to be "culture wise China".  And to obtain ...
9. Microfinance today
... with their savings accounts, for example, going from home to home, or village to village collecting and depositing people’s money. These organizations can also provide insurance, in the form of business ...
10. Asia's information society
... in terms of fibre-to-the-home/business connections, and by February 2011 it had a higher percentage of homes connected to fibre than France or Italy.  This has helped China to make great progress in terms ...
11. Asia's low quality jobs
... Code of Conduct as a condition of doing business with us." Thus Apple conducts an annual audit of its supply chain, most recently in February 2012.  Even though you could expect this report to provide ...
12. Clinton on democracy in Asia
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... that want to be open for business but closed to free expression will find the approach comes with a cost. It kills innovation, discourages entrepreneurship which are vital for sustainable growth. Without ...
13. Japan's governance problems
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... the 1970s “oil shocks,” Japan accelerated the development of nuclear power in an effort to achieve national energy security. As such, it was embraced as a policy goal by government and business alike, ...
14. Democracy in China?
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
An old friend of mine recently assured me that the Chinese people are not interested in democracy.  They only want prosperity and stability.  He is of course an Australian businessman who has profited ...
15. Burmese Days
... leaders and business associates.  In fact, local populations have suffered through the environmental damage and human rights abuses associated with these developments. One controversial project has been ...
16. Trying to do business in China
Almost everyone would like to do business in China.  After all, China is the world's second biggest merchandise importer and also recipient of foreign direct investment. Recent history is however littered ...
17. Burma: some Nobel thoughts
... of all internal forces: the military, our ethnic nationalities, political parties, the media, civil society organizations, the business community and, most important of all, the general public ... the ...
18. Views of Asia's next generation
... initiated by the Asia Business Council, Time magazine, and the National University of Singapore.  There is very much food for thought for Asia's leaders. A new generation is coming to power in Asia.  ...
19. China: is “state capitalism” in crisis?
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... Africa to the Middle East to Latin America, Beijing is ever more considered a reliable business partner and a successful alternative to the economic liberalism preached by US. If we look at economics, ...
20. India's urban squalor
... in any Mumbai slum, was to be guilty of one thing or another.  Abdul sometimes bought pieces of metal tht scavengers had stolen.  He ran a business, such as it was, without a license.  Simply living in ...
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