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1. China's foreign investment
... the 1990s, Chinese outward FDI has only really taken off over the past 7 years. Chinese FDI has grown from an annual average of less than $3 billion before 2005 to $20 billion in 2006, and to more than ...
2. Asian Migration
The US, Canada, UK and Australia are blessed with a wave of skilled migrants from Asia, according to a recent OECD report. Continental Europe, Japan and Korea are missing out on this dynamic. The ...
3. Globalization, the word
... -- Wikipedia. Let’s come back to Levitt and assess his contribution.  What were his main arguments?  “Two vectors shape the world – technology and globalization.  … Regardless of how much preferences ...
4. Global citizens
... close once again open our eyes, minds, hearts and hands.  We have the capacity to build an interdependent, peaceful global civilization, and to splinter and fragment into endless conflict. What’s the ...
5. Singapore in the Asian Century
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... people, out of which a bit less than 4 million are residents (citizens and permanent residents). In 1965, there were less than 2 million people living in this small country of 274 square miles made up ...
6. Japan in the Asian Century
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... should loosen and reduce its protectionist policies. Farming is another sector that the government over-protects. Instead of small, less efficient farms, the Japanese government could promote large-scale, ...
7. America's Asian Century
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... historically recent phenomenon.  In 1965, the Asian-American share of the U.S. population stood at less than 1 percent, having been held down by a century’s worth of exclusionary policies explicitly based ...
8. 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 ...
9. China's reform in a bind
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... without democratization, there are growing calls for more accountability, transparency and less corruption.  The Communist Party knows this, but it is not clear that it is capable of action.  In short, ...
10. 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 ...
11. Burmese Days
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... to her country as Burma, rather than Myanmar, and she was also scolded for comments at a conference in Thailand that international business men should avoid reckless optimism about Burma, and be aware ...
12. Microfinance today
... China is much larger than Bangladesh, both in population and land mass, and the population is much less concentrated. This means it is harder for small banks to gain a foothold and reach large amounts ...
13. Economic growth prospects in Asia
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... while average global income registered a less than a two-fold increase. Thus, China, which had one of Asia's lowest levels of income per capita in 1980, was one of the region's most dynamic economies ...
14. Human capital in Asia
... schooling increased from less than 0.5 year in 1970 to almost 2.5 years in 2010. Tertiary education has grown rapidly, increasing from almost zero in 1970 to 0.3 in 2010. Nonetheless, this still falls ...
15. Asia`s social development
... Bangladesh, Nepal, Timor-Leste, Laos and India all have around 80% of their populations living on less than $2 a day.  Then there is a long list with around 50% of their populations living below the $2 ...
16. Asia's information society
... Internet usage in the near future.  Government support has boosted the country's positive ICT direction and status.  The National Assembly issued a Law on Telecommunications and a Law on Wireless Radio ...
17. Asia's low quality jobs
... nearly 30 percentage points lower than the rate for men.  Women also earn less than men in similar jobs, and they are overrepresented in certain unskilled occupations and in the informal economy. Most ...
18. Natural disasters in Asia
... ecosystems that provide and enhance the livelihood of rural populations. One of the great lessons of a study of tsunami relief is that it is local communities -- rather than the national or international ...
19. Food security in Asia
... poverty incidence.  Between 1990 and 2009, the proportion of people in Asia living on less than $1.25 a day dropped from 50% to 22%.  But the proportion of undernourished children in Asia only declined ...
20. Asia's rising inequality
... are worse than Africa than Latin America.  Nevertheless, the level of the Gini coefficients in developing Asia are still on average lower than Africa or Latin America -- but much higher overall than OECD ...
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