Asia's fragile societies
Many of Asia's rapidly emerging economies appear threatened by stresses in their societies. It is critical to foster better social cohesion to support economic development.
Happiness and well-being in Asia?
Asia confirms the old adage that money doesn't necessarily buy happiness. The region's richest countries are not the happiest.
Asia's indigenous peoples
Ambitions of the international community to eliminate global poverty by the year 2030 will be challenged by the large numbers of indigenous people, especially in Asia, who live in deep poverty.
The overwhelming majority of Asian working men and women have "precarious" jobs -- short-term, without a formal contract, no job security or social security.
Miao Yang, a summer student at Tokyo's Sophia University in 2014, has shared with us her analysis of Asia's "renaissance".
Human rights in Asia
How can Asia achieve more effective protection of human rights, asks Anthony De Bondt, a summer student at Tokyo's Sophia University in 2014.
A deep look at Asian poverty
Asian lives have improved immensely these past few decades. But poverty in its many monetary and non-monetary forms, as well as vulnerability and insecurity, remain endemic in Asia.
Regionalism, Asian style
Asia's regionalism is most certainly work-in-progress, but step-by-step it is progressing.
Canada's economy on a knife edge
Discussions led by business leaders at the recent Toronto Global Forum suggest that Canada's economy is sitting on a knife edge.
Before the Asian Century
The emerging Asian Century is a return to normalcy. Apart from the 19th and 20th centuries, Asia has always had the dominant weight in the world economy, thanks to its enormous population.
With the advent of "wearable technology", has the next enterprise game changer arrived, asks Frost & Sullivan?
What is holding Asia back from greater cooperation and integration, and becoming a true "Team Asia"?
Miao Yang, a summer student at Tokyo's Sophia University, shares her thoughts with us on "Asia's Dilemma".
When Jason Day won his first World Golf Championship in the US this year, and Nick Kyrgios beat Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon, it heralded a new phase in Australia’s immersion in the Asian Century.
Rise of Asia's super rich
As rapid economic growth is lifting more and more Asians out of poverty, a super-rich elite is also blossoming.
Business welcomes G20 progress on Global Infrastructure Initiative
Business leaders have welcomed G20 commitments in Washington last week to progress a Global Infrastructure Centre or Hub as a mechanism to support the Global Infrastructure Initiative.
Australia's next chapter
Australia's continued success in the Asian century will require deep reforms, new attitudes and approaches, and a new narrative, according to AFG Venture Group's Lindley Edwards.
Time for the US to Engage North Korea
Sticks and carrots won't get North Korea to give up its nukes. But a willingness to negotiate a peace treaty and provide security guarantees might, argues Mel Gurtov.
Nutraceuticals and preventive healthcare
Nutraceuticals will play a major role in preventive healthcare, says Frost & Sullivan.
Most Asians still don't use the Internet
Internet usage is growing rapidly in Asia. But more than half of Asia's 4 billion+ population still do not yet use the Internet, according to recent McKinsey study.
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