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21. Burmese Days
... 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 ...
22. Trying to do business in China
... of business to be done. All things considered, lots of patience and handholding is necessary with Chinese partners.  It is important to instil fear in your Chinese partners.  China is a country that ...
23. 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 ...
24. Burma: some Nobel thoughts
... Prize did was to draw me once again into the world of other human beings outside the isolated area in which I lived, to restore a sense of reality to me ... And what was more important, the Nobel Prize ...
25. Views of Asia's next generation
... educational opportunities than boys, especially in South Asia. Education is important not as an end in itself.  It is the means through which people gain financial access to a better life through employment, ...
26. India's urban squalor
The movement of people from rural to urban areas (urbanization) and from low-productivity agriculture to the manufacturing and services sectors is, in theory, an important part of the economic development ...
27. China's urbanization
(Panorama/Change and innovation)
... governments then went further by acquiring farm land by force from farmers, with little compensation ("land grabs"), and selling this land to real estate developers.  This has provided an important source ...
... for men. Organizations like the Asian Development Bank and the World Bank are forever harping on about "inclusive growth".  Perhaps the most important contribution that could be made to this lofty goal ...
29. Korea -- Asia's rising star
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... This must be done with caution since the effect of population ageing alone will automatically lead to substantial increases in public spending.      Most importantly, inclusive growth is not just a question ...
30. China's reform challenges
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... China's ability to shoulder important roles and responsibilities in global governance and China's perceptions of its own capabilities to do so.  The process of China's participation in global governance ...
... important to keep positive aspects of old Japan such as loyalty to the organization and attention to detail, which translate into an ability to produce very complicated products at consistently high quality. ...
32. Australia: beware of Asian Century Hype
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... their development process, and many like China have very rapidly ageing populations.  In contrast to Japan, China will become old before it becomes rich. Rapid urbanisation is also an important driver ...
33. Asia's uneven development
... Laos, Bangladesh, India and Pakistan. Lastly, a very important MDG is reducing the trend decline in forest cover.  While Asia as a whole has already met this goal, much of South East Asia is going backwards, ...
34. Innovation Asia
(Panorama/Change and innovation)
Asia has been the most dynamic part of the world economy for some time.  And while it has long been considered a region of copycats, Asia is now becoming a more important player in global innovation. Singapore ...
35. Is China cracking?
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... in reality always playing catchup. Perhaps more importantly, many members of China's Communist Party elite are expressing a lack of confidence in the regime's future as they link up with countries like ...
36. Russia and the East
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... right “Chinese wind” is a very important challenge for Russia in developing its Far East region by attracting and wisely using Chinese investment and at the same time, trying to minimize an excessive Chinese ...
37. Human security in Asia
... an important part of people's well-being, and therefore should be an objective of development.  Lack of human security can have adverse consequences on economic growth, and therefore development.  And ...
38. Reassessing Asia's economic miracle
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... a critical role. Japan's rise was important.  It provided the US with a strong ally in the dangerous Asian neighborhood.  Moreover, it demonstrated to other Asian countries that a fast path out of poverty ...
39. Human development in Asia
...  The HDI is very important, because there was a time when economists were just concerned with economic growth.  But there have been too many cases of economic growth without development -- where economic ...
40. Multidimensional poverty
... less than $2.00 a day). But what are the most important deprivations for India?  They are: nutrition, child mortality, school attendance, and cooking fuel.  What are the sub-regions most affected by multidimensional ...
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