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1. China's foreign investment
Foreign direct investment (FDI) coming from Chinese enterprises, especially state-owned enterprises (SOEs), is making waves in countries like Australia, Canada and the United States. In Canada recently, ...
2. Asian Migration
... the US 19 per cent. And all these figures are on the rise because the "flow" of Asian migrants into the OECD area is now over 30 per cent of total, a figure which has been increasing despite the global ...
3. Whither Obama, the global president?
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... What could further weaken Obama's position?  There will be another jobs report on the Friday before the election (the previous one was relatively positive.  There could always be a surprise foreign policy ...
... and developing countries -- which were very weakly integrated, even if Korea, Taiwan, Singapore and Hong Kong had already started their dramatic rise. And when my mother visited West Berlin in 1988, ...
5. Globalization, the word
... Theodore, The globalization of markets.  Harvard Business Review, May-June 1983. http://www.lapres.net/levit.pdf Palmisano, Samuel J., The Globally Integrated Enterprise.  Foreign Affairs, Volume 85, ...
6. Globalization, development and culture
... the rise of Japan, and then after that Korea, China, Taiwan and so on.  Could it be Confucian values like respect for authority, importance of education and savings. The conclusion is clearly that we ...
7. Global citizens
... tsunami and nuclear meltdown – has given rise to massive outpouring of goodwill.  Japan’s arch-enemies of China and Korea have been particularly generous. But history also shows that an equal capacity ...
8. America's Asian Century
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... PewResearchCenter publication, "The Rise of Asian Americans".  After all, the growth and dynamism of the United States has always been driven by successive waves of immigration.  And today, Asian Americans ...
9. China's reform in a bind
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... undergoes rapid ageing. Improving the spending power of Chinese citizens could be boosted by improved social welfare coverage, tax cuts and salary rises.  But this would necessarily entail cutting back ...
10. Living on $2 a day
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... obligation. Microfinance institutions originally came into being to provide microcredit to microenterprises.  But poor people need finance for other reasons, notably for: (i) Managing basics: cash-flow ...
11. Burmese Days
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... in their agricultural sector in tandem with industrialization and the rise of their service sectors).  Consistent with this, Burma has a low rate of urbanization -- 34 per cent of its population live in ...
12. Culture Wise China
... known them for a long time and we know what is underneath the skin".   You may be surprised to learn that although Westerners are turning more and more to Chinese medicine, young Chinese prefer the faster ...
13. Microfinance today
... banking and development spheres.  But what exactly is microfinance? Microfinance can be defined as the provision of a range of financial services to poor households and their enterprises. Financial ...
14. Economic growth prospects in Asia
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
Developing Asia has been sailing through the global economic crises these past few years.  But what do the region's longer term economic prospects look like?  In a recent working paper, the Asian Development ...
15. Human capital in Asia
... secondary school.  Poverty is a major driver for dropouts: in rural areas children frequently must work to help the family survive. While Asia is comprised of increasingly dynamic economies with strong ...
16. Understanding the Rise of China -- Martin Jacques
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
"We can't understand the rise of China using Western concepts" argues Martin Jacques, the author of "When China Rules the World: The Rise of the Middle Kingdom and the End of the Western World". Here ...
17. Asia's low quality jobs
... of low-skilled labor, wages and job quality have been kept relatively low, and the enterprises leading these new manufacturing activities have been able to make large profits.  Globalization has added ...
18. Food security in Asia
... mainly in the form of ethanol sourced from maize.  And right now with much of the US suffering from drought, food security risks have risen again as corn prices have soared above their 2008 level, while ...
19. Asia's rising inequality
... development process, the gap between the two groups tends to widen, but then to diminish over time as the weight of the population in the urban/modern sector rises.   So why is inequality rising in such ...
20. China's reform in a bind
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... undergoes rapid ageing. Improving the spending power of Chinese citizens could be boosted by improved social welfare coverage, tax cuts and salary rises.  But this would necessarily entail cutting back ...
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