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1. China's foreign investment
... the US, Brazil and Canada. In 2012, China's FDI in the US could rise to $10 billion, making it the important destination. Being new players, Chinese investors have been going through a learning experience ...
2. Asian Migration
... Korean societies are culturally very closed, a key factor behind their many restrictions on migration. Overall, Asia is not an important migrant destination, with its share of the world migrant stock ...
3. Whither Obama, the global president?
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... referred to the factor which may be the most important of all, that is momentum. When the tide of sentiment shifts, public opinion can behave like a herd, and it can take a long while to shift back.  ...
... context, you have already made a good start by choosing to study at the distinguished Keio University, where you are now part of an important global community. Hopefully your spirit of global citizenship ...
5. Globalization, development and culture
... culture of optimism and risk taking also seem to play an important role in entrepreneurship and innovation.  As also seems to be the case today, optimism and risk taking can at times be excessive, leading ...
6. Singapore in the Asian Century
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... of its government. There would be so much more to say, but I must conclude. I have shown that Singapore is wealthy country. It is generally said that it has an important middle-class, a small but extremely ...
7. America's Asian Century
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... economic development.  This wave of immigration is now reaching levels so high that these immigrants will become an even more important driver of the US economy. The US economy will likely remain in ...
8. China's reform in a bind
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... right wing groups.  The leadership and other changes underway require brokering and consensus-building betwen these groups, which stifles the capacity to make important changes, such as to SOEs, through ...
9. 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 ...
10. Culture Wise China
... with either waist-high doors or none at all!    It's important to learn some Chinese language.  As Nelson Mandela once said, "If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head.  ...
11. Microfinance today
... misfortune. Money transfers may not seem like an obvious function of a microfinance bank, but they are extremely important. For example, the transfer of very small amounts of money tends to be very costly, ...
12. Human capital in Asia
... of North East Asian countries.  Shanghai-China tops the list, beating all the OECD countries (importantly China as a whole was not included in this study, just the city of Shanghai).  Korea, now an OECD ...
13. Asia`s social development
... much stronger than its social development.  Governments have a lot of work to do translate economic growth into societal well-being. This is extremely important because there is a risk of a negative ...
14. Asia's low quality jobs
... Over the same period, industry's share of total employment fell from 27% to 24% in Latin  America, and from 31% to 24% in the OECD region.  An important services sector is the hallmark of an advanced economy, ...
15. Food security in Asia
... seriously, they could make a meaningful contribution to global food security. It is also important to stress the costs of food insecurity.  Obviously, there is a tragic human cost when people go to bed ...
16. Asia's rising inequality
... for about 82% of developing Asia's population experienced rising inequality of per capita expenditure or income, as measured by the Gini coefficient.  Importantly, this is a case of everyone doing better, ...
17. Clinton on democracy in Asia
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... them. "...it is important we dispel the myth that democracy is somehow antithetical to Asian values and Asian experience and Asian history and Asian aspirations. People everywhere want a voice and ...
18. China's reform in a bind
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... right wing groups.  The leadership and other changes underway require brokering and consensus-building betwen these groups, which stifles the capacity to make important changes, such as to SOEs, through ...
19. Democracy in Asia
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... globally there has been backsliding on previously attained progress in democracy leading Larry Daimond to speak of a "democratic recession". How does the EIU measure democracy? Most importantly, ...
20. Sen on development on youtube
...    In this second film clip Sen emphasises the role of institutions in development.  Capacity is all about helping people become free to lead their lives, and institutions can play an important role ...
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