Trade Surveillance and Anti Money Laundering Conference, 16-18 June, Singapore
marcus evans is organizing the 'Trade Surveillance and Anti Money Laundering Conference’ on 16-18 June in Grand Corpthone, Singapore. Register below.
Manfred B. Steger on Globalization
Emanuele Schibotto, ACI Director for Development, recently interviewed Manfred B. Steger on globalization. Here are the highlights:
Asia's global giants like China, India and Japan, are missing out on many of the potential benefits of globalization, according to research by Germany's Bertelsmann Foundation.
FDI weakens further in 2013
In 2013 global FDI fell by 6% to $1.3 trillion, the second consecutive annual decline, following the 2010-2011 rebound, according to OECD estimates.
Asia's powerful business-women
Although only one Asian woman, Pepsi's Indra Nooyi (from India), makes it into Fortune's top 10 most powerful business-women, there are another 7 Asian business-women in the top 50.
The Third World’s Drinking Problem
Asit K. Biswas and Peter Brabeck‐Letmathe share their thoughts on the third world’s drinking problem.
Revolutionary Iran at 35: A New Political Synthesis
Richard Javad Heydarian has shared with us "A New Political Synthesis" on Revolutionary Iran at 35.
Hong Kong Datacenter Market
This market insight by Frost & Sullivan discusses the current state of Hong Kong datacenter market by outlining the key market drivers, challenges and trends that are having an impact on this market.
Asian Century 'hype'
For over two years now, we have been warning of the dangers of Asian Century 'hype'. And now the chickens are coming home to roost.
The idea of Asia
We recently had the opportunity to discuss with Sven Saaler, from Tokyo's Sophia University, his work on Pan-Asianism. Saaler had many important insights to share with us.
Asia: give renewable energy a chance!
Asia's very rich renewable energy resources like solar, wind and geothermal have the potential to help the region meet its energy challenge in the Asian Century.
Globalization of Italian football
Italy is witnessing a revival in the globalization of one its most cherished treasures, football, writes Emanuele Schibotto.
Asia in 2014
In the year 2014, too many Asian countries will experience regional tensions, domestic political frictions and relative economic weakness.
Trade unions push for financial reform
We need to find the ways and means to socialize profits -- rather than privatizing profits and socializing losses -- for the common good of our society, argued Jayasri Priyalal from UNI Apro.
Cross cultural understanding in Asia
There is great potential to improve cross-cultural understanding in Asia. But more positive political leadership will be crucial.
Alliance of Civilizations' Asian Initiative
The UN Alliance of Civilizations, an initiative launched to address mutual distrust between the Islamic world and the West, is elaborating an impressive new program in Asia.
Getting Australians into Jobs
Australia has great success in getting its citizens into jobs, thanks to the effectiveness of its employment services industry and the National Employment Services Association.
Smart cities? The truly great have soul
The truly great cities have a soul, argues Asit K Biswas from Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, and the Third World Centre for Water Management in Mexico.
Australia's Asian Century -- a North American Perspective
While Julia Gillard's Asian Century White Paper received a mixed reception in Australia, it was greeted with admiration in North America.
Asia's poor and vulnerable population
In developing and emerging Asia, most people who have been lifted out of poverty have moved into a "vulnerable" group, and are not yet in the middle class.
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