Job market problems in Asia
A number of job market problems -- like labor unrest, youth inactivity, rising inequality, skills shortages and widespread informality -- are holding back East Asia's development.
Ontario in the Asian Century
Asia's tiger and dragon economies are big and fast. And Ontarian businesses should catch them, if they can, according to the recent "Asia Pacific Global Export Forum".
Asian economy at critical crossroads
The East Asian economy is at a critical crossroads, according to the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council's State of the Region report.
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.
Banking's Human Crisis
For bank CEOs, profits and bonuses are up, and the financial crisis is over. But for bank employees, a human crisis continues, with at least 200,00 jobs being lost since 2011.
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.
Asian Century workshop at Wollongong University
The University of Wollongong is holding a workshop on "Development Issues in the Asian Century" on 6-7 November 2013. Registration details are in the Reference section below.
Towards ethical finance in Asia and Pacific
"Return on Ethics" should become the new ROE of banks, argues Jayasri Priyalal, UNI Apro's director for finance sector sctivities.
Bridging the infrastructure deficit
The gap between what infrastructure is needed and what is available is large and steadily expanding, write Asit Biswas and Cecilia Tortajada.
Leveraging the Asianization of Australia
Australia is in need of new sources of economic growth. More effectively leveraging the burgeoning Asianization of the country would provide an important boost to Australia's growth potential.
Growth, Innovation and Leadership with Frost & Sullivan.
Frost & Sullivan is organizing an inspiring series of events over the coming year on Growth, Innovation and Leadership. Many of these events will take place in Asia.
Australia needs economic liberalism, inclusive growth and Asian literacy
Australia needs more economic liberalism, inclusive growth and Asian literacy. Tony Abbott, Australia's likely new Prime Minister, will not deliver that.
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.
Social contract for the Asian century?
Asian trade union leaders are pushing for a new social contract in the region. What are the issues? What are the chances?
Trade unions must save Asia's economy and society
Trade unions must lead the fight to save Asia's economy and society, argued UNI Global Union's Philip Jennings at a conference yesterday of finance sector trade union officials.
Asian trade unions seek win-win solutions
The Asia-Pacific trade union group, UNI Apro, is seeking an amicable solution between the interests of management and trade unions.
Sydney's golden age
Sydney's golden age is splendidly exhibited at the New South Wales Art Gallery. Today, however, the harbor-city is curiously losing its edge to the ugly duckling of Melbourne.
Asia's democratic future
Democracy is at the heart of development. But democracy only has very shallow roots in Asia. Democratic development lags well behind the economy.
Conference on limits of economic surveillance
What are the limits of surveillance and financial market failure? What are the lessons from the euro-area crisis? This is the agenda of a conference in Paris on 23 September 2013.
Asia’s smart urbanization imperative
Asia's urbanization must be “smart” in terms of city livability, environmental sustainability and in fostering innovation, if it is to realize the potential of the Asian Century.
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