Asia and international financial system
Asia would like to play a more important role in the international financial system. But is it ready?
Asian Century, Australia and Europe
Emanuele Schibotto, ACI's Director for Development, recently interviewed John West on the Asian Century, Asia and Europe, for a book he is writing on the Asian Century. Here is the interview:
Connected Living -- what does it mean?
"Connected living" -- connected city, connected work and connected home -- offers immense opportunities for ICT vendors and telecom operators, a market potential of USD$731 billion by 2020.
Frost & Sullivan in New Zealand, 28 August, 2014
Frost & Sullivan's first-ever New Zealand conference on growth, innovation and leadership, taking place on 28 August, 2014, could not be more timely or relevant. See registration details below:
Asia's looming demographic dilemmas
Asia's rapidly emerging economies have benefited from a "demographic dividend". But many now face the burden of a "demographic tax", which they may find more challenging than Western countries have.
Trade unions call for more responsible business conduct
Global trade union leader, Philip Jennings, will be making a call for more responsible business conduct at an OECD global forum this week.
New Zealand -- Frost & Sullivan Conference, 28 August 2014.
Frost & Sullivan's Global Community of Growth, Innovation and Leadership is holding a conference on 28 August, 2014 at the Villa Maria Estate, Auckland, New Zealand. Registration details below.
KOREA -- FROST & SULLIVAN CONFERENCE, 12 JUNE 2014
Frost & Sullivan's Global Community of Growth, Innovation and Leadership is holding a conference on 12 June, 2014 at Rosemary & Lavender Hall, 63 Convention Center, Seoul, Korea. Registration details
Running the engine of growth with water
Cross-border collaboration and cooperation on water can reduce water-war rhetoric, writes Cecilia Tortajada.
The politics of transboundary rivers
If countries sharing transboundary rivers in the region can collaborate, they can reap huge benefits for water, energy, food and environmental security write Cecilia Tortajada and Asit K. Biswas.
Reforming Asia's public enterprises
When reforming Asia's public enterprises, change of control and ownership is not essential, argues Mukul Asher.
Threats to Western Civilization
The main threat to Western Civilization is not the rise of Asia nor the size of China. It is the deterioration in the quality of Western economic and political institutions.
Poverty and Prosperity in North and South Korea
The diverse destinies of North and South Korea show that politics is the key driver of policy choices that result in persistent poverty or prosperity.
A tale of two US banking industries
There are two vastly different US banking industries, the Wall Street guys and the poor average bank worker, according to the UNI Global Union's "US Bank Workers Report".
Visit Toronto's Walnut Studios, 31 May
Toronto's Walnut Studios is holding its annual Open House this Saturday, 31 May. Come along and join the fun at Canada's leading artist community.
OECD -- a Lilliputians' club
The OECD was once called the "hub of globalization" by its secretary-general, Angel Gurria. Not through any fault of its own, it is now looking more and more like the "hub of Lilliputians".
President Obama's "pivot" to Asia is all about China
US President Barack Obama's pivot to Asia is the right thing for both Asia and America. But despite claims to the contrary, the pivot is all about China!
North Korea seems to be more well known than the economic giant of South Korea. This is the "Korea Paradox", according to Emanuele Schibotto, ACI Director for Development.
Emerging Asia's retarded service sectors
China, India and Indonesia suffer from very high restrictions on their trade in services, which are holding back their efforts to improve the lives of their citizens.
Business proposals for economic recovery
Australian business leaders are driving an impressive international initiative to re-energize the global economy in discussions at the OECD Forum 2014 in Paris this week.
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