Urban Water Management in Singapore: Past, Present and Future
Singapore's impressive history with water management leaves it well placed to tackle new challenges, argue Asit K. Biswas and Cecilia Tortajada.
Business process outsourcing no panacea
India and the Philippines have benefited greatly this past decade or so from a wave of business process outsourcing. But despite the benefits, BPO is no developmental panacea, argues John West.
The Rice and Fall of Yingluck Shinawatra
The former Thai prime minister faces a potential jail term over a bungled rice scheme, according to Asit K. Biswas, Matthew J. Kastner and Cecilia Tortajada.
The meaning of Manny Pacquiao
Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao has a great knack for bringing his country men and women together. But strong and inclusive political leadership is also necessary to create a real cohesive society.
Indonesian economy -- what next?
Indonesia's decade-long commodity-driven economy faces new challenges, following the fading the global commodities boom, argues John West.
Singapore’s Vibrant Healthcare Industry
Singapore’s Vibrant Healthcare Industry is an Attractive Market for Advanced Diagnostic Imaging Services, says Frost & Sullivan. Consumer demand for high-quality services is bolstering innovation.
Japan's Business and Economic Relations With Singapore
Japan and Singapore share very similar traits, that have facilitated their very good relationship, writes Taos Whittaker, a recent January session student at Tokyo's Sophia University.
Singapore's role in the Asian Century
Emanuele Schibotto, ACI Director for Development, has shared with us an interview he and Gabriele Giovannini did with leading Singaporean intellectual, Kishore Mahbubani.
Managing Singapore's Water
The remarkable transformation of Singapore’s urban water services has not been witnessed anywhere else. But challenges lie ahead, argue Cecilia Tortajada and Asit Biswas.
Why India must embrace China-led Asian trade pact RCEP
India must embrace China-led Asian trade pact, RCEP, argue Asit K. Biswas & Cecilia Tortajada.
Singapore in 2014: ‘Tentative moves towards Verifiable Trust’
The Singaporean population's persistent expectations towards ‘Verifiable trust’ in government policies acquired greater urgency, and this is set to accelerate, argue Mukul G. Asher and Chang Yee Kwan.
Addressing inequality in Singapore
Mukul Asher shares his thoughts on inequality in Singapore and its implications for India.
Poverty in the midst of prosperity -- the case of Singapore
Japan, Korea and Singapore are considered to be cases which have conquered the blight of poverty. But poverty is increasing in these economies, driven by the widening gaps between rich and poor.
Myanmar in transition
Emanuele Schibotto has shared with us his thoughts on "Myanmar in transition", and the shifts in foreign aid from East Asia.
Metro Manila, the film
Metro Manila, the film, is a story of poverty, despair, helplessness and hopelessness of a farming family that migrates to Manila with vain hopes of a better life.
Restructuring Economies, Transforming Societies
Sustainable wellbeing requires not just economic restructuring but also social transformation, argued Dennis Snower in his opening address to this year's Global Economic Symposium.
Cambodia: Australia’s new “dumping ground” for refugees?
Is Cambodia Australia’s new “dumping ground” for refugees, asks Kiri-Ana Libbesson.
Dazzling Singapore's deep contradictions
Visitors to Singapore can't help being dazzled by Asia's only global city. But scratching below the surface reveals a system struggling for survival.
Malaysia Should Not Mix Tax Collection with Wealth Generation
Malaysia should not mix tax collection with wealth generation argues Mukul G Asher.
Solar energy in the Philippines
Is the Philippines solar PV market set to boom or doom in the wake of the revised FIT policy, asks Subha Krishnan, Research Analyst at Frost & Sullivan.
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