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21. Asia's rising inequality
... Bank.  This was driven by high average growth in China (9.9%) and India (6.4%).  Thus, the proportion of Asia's population living on or below the $1.25-a-day poverty line fell from 51.8% in 1990 to 20.8% ...
22. Japan's governance problems
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
...    In this regard, the report of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission highlights the deep and systemic governance problems of Japan.  The Commission concluded that the Fukushima ...
23. Democracy in Asia
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... to limits on a leader’s power is far lower than in most other regions. In concluding this note, I would like to highlight the case of Japan, which received Asia's top ranking, and scored best on the ...
24. Tyranny in China and Russia
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... source of legitimacy.  Since both regimes are predatory, wealth is highly concentrated in those with access to power. The strategic question is whether Russia and China are stable.   Ostentatious wealth, ...
25. Asian Century on Youtube
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... region with different levels of development, different philosophies and different political systems. It comprises different types of economies -- some are high income, some are fast-growing converging ...
26. Burmese Days
... exporter of rice, produced 75 per cent of the world's teak, and had a highly literate population. The military took over in 1958.  A military coup followed in 1962, whose government pursued an extreme ...
27. 2012 Conference of Montreal
... highlights online at www.mrglobalization.com.   The 2012 edition of the Conference of Montreal will tackle key global challenges like the economic and financial crisis, the accessibility innovations ...
28. Living on $2 a day
... money management is a fundamental and well-understood part of everyday life as they cope with incomes which are small, and often highly irregular and unpredictable.  Indeed, even those living on less than ...
29. Trying to do business in China
... system.  Courst are slow, expensive and public, and outside the very big Chinese cities, judges are not very high quality.  Indeed, China only has a couple of decades of judicial experience which means ...
30. America's Asian Century
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
Pundits and policy wonks the world over are predicting that the 21st century will be the "Asian Century". But there is another alternative or parallel scenario by which migration of highly skilled Asians ...
31. Asia's Failed States
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... Somalia ranked most troubled state for 5th straight year, and Finland remains at best position, while Libya, Japan and Syria tumbled. The annual Failed States Index (FSI) highlights the global political, ...
32. Human Rights in Asia
... human rights highlights vividly the growing tensions between Asia's miraculous economic growth and the region's poor human rights record.  Set out below are some key extracts from this report. As winds ...
33. Burma: some Nobel thoughts
... which have outraged the conscience of mankind, and the advent of a world in which human beings shall enjoy freedom of speech and belief and freedom from fear and want has been proclaimed as the highest ...
34. Mirage of Incredible India
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... quite rightly paints a dire portrait of an India with weakening growth, and high inflation and budget deficit.  Since the impressive reforms undertaken two decades ago, reform has basically ground to a ...
35. China: is “state capitalism” in crisis?
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... happened to former Politburo member Bo Xilai, sacked by the Communist Party with accusations of impeding a corruption investigation involving his family, highlights a harsh power struggle among the leadership ...
36. 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 ...
37. State capitalism
... have a strong mandarin culture, whereas South Africa and Brazil do not.  And everywhere state capitalism favors well-connected insiders over innovative outsiders.  In China, highly educated princelings ...
38. The Economist on China
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... sheltered from competition, a few incumbent firms can extract high prices and reinvest the profits. SOEs are responsible for about 35% of the fixed-asset investments made by Chinese firms.  They can invest ...
39. China's urbanization
(Panorama/Change and innovation)
... scale and scope in production and distribution, and facilitate technology spillovers.  Thanks to higher population densities in cities, private and public investments are more cost-effective and yield ...
... high levels of educational achievement, and liberal legal and social regimes.  They are followed by Finland, Germany, Iceland, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Canada and Australia which complete the top ...
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