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41. The Economist on China
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... so much because they are rolling in cash.  They pay extremely low dividends to their shareholders, principally the state.  The 120 or so big enterprises owned by the central government earned last year ...
42. China's urbanization
(Panorama/Change and innovation)
... 50% of China's population now lives in urban areas. Recognizing that new sources of revenue were needed by local governments to upgrade severely under-invested urban infrastructure, the central government ...
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 ...
44. Beware of Asian Century Hype
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
I look forward to receiving your comments on these few thoughts of mine on the Asian Century, published by the Australian National University's East Asia Forum blog. http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2012/05/19/australia-beware-of-asian-century-hype/ ...
45. Prepare for the long haul in 2012
The future of the world economy will be a long, slow grind.  Here are a few thoughts of mine recently published by the AFG Venture Group: http://www.afgventuregroup.com/dispatches/afg-venture-group-newsletter/2012-a-time-to-prepare-for-the-long-haul-john-west-editor-in-chief-mrglobalisation/ ...
46. Korea -- Asia's rising star
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... its full potential and be prepared for risks ahead. Most recently, the great strength of the Korean economy is evident in its excellent track record through the global financial and European sovereign ...
47. China's reform challenges
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... The costs of environmental degradation and resource depletion in China approached 10 per cent of GDP over the past decade -- air pollution accounted for 6.5%, water pollution 2.1%, and soil degradation ...
No-one knows Japanese business better than Ulrike Schaede from the University of California, San Diego.  Her recent interview on "Japan's Evolving Business Strategies" is most certainly worth a read. Here ...
49. Why did Japan stop growing?
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... nearly twice the percentage in the US.   Real problems showed up when Japan developed a monumental real estate and stock market bubble which exploded from 1990.  Policy errors were behind the bubble, ...
50. Poverty in India
... and Pakistan.  The ADB recently came up with an Asian poverty line of $1.35, on which basis two-thirds of India's population or 740 million people live in poverty. The UNDP's multidimensional poverty ...
52. Environment
... The seriousness of the climate change problem has been confirmed by the recent report of the US National Oceans and Atmospheric Administration... Read more  ...
... 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  ...
54. Culture
A good friend of mine recently said: "As we get older, we all become anthropologists.  We realize that those foreigners have had a different culture from us for thousands of years, and nothing we do or ...
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