Asia's low quality jobs
Behind the rosy picture of Asia's dramatic reduction in poverty is the reality that the overall quality of employment in Asia remains low.
Asia's Innovation Cities
As Asia's economies climb the development ladder, strategies must shift from absorbing and adapting global knowledge to innovation. And cities are the hubs where most innovation takes place.
Asia's information society
Korea is the world’s most advanced ICT economy, according to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), surpassing many other economies with higher levels of overall economic development.
Asia's illegal financial outflows
Asia tops the developing world in everything -- including illicit financial outflows
Asia's human rights
There is a widening gulf between Asia's miraculous economic growth and the region's poor human rights record, according to Amnesty International.
Asia's growth miracle
What do the following 13 countries all have in common – Botswana, Brazil, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Malta, Oman, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand?
Asia's financial markets
Asia's financial markets are, with a few exceptions, underdeveloped and weakly integrated -- and this is holding back Asia's future development, according to the recent CanadAsia 2013 conference.
Asia's fast track development
The advent of global supply chains has provided Asian and other emerging economies with a fast track for development, as explains Professor Richard Baldwin.
Asia's Failed States
As Asia sits on top of the world economy, it may be difficult to imagine that this vast unwieldy region is also home to more than a handful of the world's "failed states".
Asia's dearth of leadership
Asia's miracle development was driven by "determined, devoted, and inventive leaders, in both business and government". But what is striking today is the dearth of Asian leadership.
The forces driving Asia’s rapid growth–new technology, globalisation, and market-oriented reform–are also fuelling rising inequality, argued ADB President Haruhiko Kuroda.
Asia needs better developed bond markets
Asia has not yet made sufficient progress in developing bond markets, one of the lessons of the 1997/98 Asian Financial Crisis.
Asia in 2014
In the year 2014, too many Asian countries will experience regional tensions, domestic political frictions and relative economic weakness.
Asia in 2013
Asia will muddle through in 2013, benefiting little from the revival of the US economy. But as in 2012, there will no doubt be some surprises.
Asia and the information revolution
The global information revolution is having profound effects on Asia's economies, societies and politics.
Art & the Asianization of Canada
The Asianization of Canada is now moving apace. And over the past year, Toronto's East Gallery has been a vivid symbol of this Asianization.
Analyst Briefing: Global Smart City Market
Register now for an Analyst Briefing: Global Smart City Market. A $3.3 Trillion Market Opportunity to 2025. Organized by our knowledge partner, Frost and Sullivan on Sep 5 2013.
An Emerging Middle Class
An excellent piece on the world's emerging middle class by Mario Pezzini, director of the OECD Development Centre, provides a nice complement to our article on Asia's middle class.
An Asian Pope for this Asian Century
This Asian Century deserves an Asian Pope. And the Asian papal candidate is the Archbishop of Manila, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle.
America and China: Asia's great powers
With President Obama's recent "pivot" towards the Asia-Pacific, the US has returned to a more familiar military posture -- that of facing off against another superpower, in this case China.
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