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21. Trying to do business in China
Almost everyone would like to do business in China.  After all, China is the world's second biggest merchandise importer and also recipient of foreign direct investment. Recent history is however littered ...
22. America's Asian Century
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... is expected to be increasingly the locomotive for the global economy. However, another Asian Century is also on the cards, an American Asian Century, as suggested by the insightful analysis of a recent ...
23. Asia's Failed States
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... implosion, erosion, or invasion over different time periods. Before delving into Asia's failed states, let's have a first look at the global picture.  In the 2012 Failed States Index recently released, ...
24. Nobel hopes for China
... end to one party rule in China. His current imprisonment, for "inciting subversion of state power", was imposed for statements in recently-published essays and the 2008 document he helped write, Charter ...
25. Burma: some Nobel thoughts
... at peace.  It has not been able to develop the trust and understanding necessary to remove causes of conflict. The government's recent reform measures "can be sustained only with the intelligent cooperation ...
26. Mirage of Incredible India
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
In a few recent articles, we have dealt with the deep and growing problems of the once "incredible India".  The Economist magazine has also be weighing in on the topic in recent weeks. The Economist ...
27. Views of Asia's next generation
... a long way to go in winning this space race of education when it comes to quality rather than test scores.  Despite recent years of economic growth, the eduction system is archaic. Tiger cubs who have ...
28. China: is “state capitalism” in crisis?
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... the Chinese powerhouse is most likely to keep growing in the long run, as The Economist recently pointed out. However, if we take a look at politics the situation looks grim. Even though understanding ...
29. State capitalism
... has 50% of Japan Tobacco, and the German government 32% of Deutsche Telekom. More recently, the failure of Boris Yeltsin's post-Soviet privatization convinced many emerging countries of the benefits that ...
... of childcare has fallen sharply in recent years, especially with the reform of state-owned enterprises in the late 1990s, many of which provided kindergarten and similiar facilities. In the Indonesia, ...
31. 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/ ...
32. 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 ...
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 ...
34. Why did Japan stop growing?
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
...  In more recent years, Japan's confidence has been sapped by the sense of never-ending economic crisis, lack of political leadership, the dramatic rise and feisty behavior of China, confusion regarding ...
35. 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 ...
36. Australia: beware of Asian Century Hype
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... recent times as Europe and the US try to muddle through their financial crises. However, a close reading of Asia's situation suggests that there are many risks in Australia's high dependence on Asia ... ...
37. Is China cracking?
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... vulnerability to disunity. All these factors have contributed to democratization pressures in China over the decades.  In recent times, democratic movements have included the Beijing Spring of 1978, ...
38. Russia and the East
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... wind” to advance its own economy” through cooperation in more advanced areas like R&D and technological production. Indeed, the Russian Government recently has been facing strong criticism for becoming ...
39. Human security in Asia
... of unrest (like in Thailand in recent years).  Nowhere is this more the case than in North Korea, which has probably world's worst human rights record, and whose many political refugees can also suffer ...
40. Beating global poverty?
... older workers, single parents and recently unemployed are the main groups of poor people.  With Japan's impressive unemployment rate of 5 per cent, it is difficult to imagine that poverty could be so high. ...
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