Asia's global value chains -- Part 2
Global value chains entail many risks and challenges, which are addressed in this note.
Asia's global value chains -- Part 1
Asia’s exports through global value chains have been a key driver of development. But Asia is not making the most of these value chains, and new risks and challenges are emerging.
Softbank weaves its world wide web
From humble beginnings, SoftBank has evolved into Japan’s leading telecommunications and internet corporation. John West looks at how it is trying to make this success global.
Frost & Sullivan's GIL 2015 in Japan, 4 June
The next edition of Frost & Sullivan's Global Community of Growth, Innovation and Leadership (GIL) will be held on 4 June, 2015, in Tokyo. Register now!
Japan almost made it!
Japan flirted with very high income status in the late 1980s. But following a financial crisis 20 years ago, it has slipped back. Today, convergence with world leaders is "mission impossible".
Reforming Public Procurement in India
Public Procurement Legislation is Essential for Improving Public Financial Management in India, argue Mukul G. Asher, Tarun Sharma and Shahana Sheikh.
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.
China's development -- now for the hard part
China is now beginning the "hard part" of development -- as its growth is slowing, debt is increasing sharply, adverse demographics are biting and the inefficiencies of state capitalism are visible.
What Asian Tigers may be making of India's Budget 2015
Gaurav Dalmia & Asit Biswas explore what Asian Tigers may be making of India's Budget 2015.
China's financial paradoxes
China's international financial showmanship at the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank should not distract attention from its deep financial fragilities at home.
India's declining innovation performance
India's declining innovation performance as compared to other countries is crying out for timely policy intervention by the government, write Asit K Biswas and Kris Hartley.
Vibrant Gujarat shows the way for India
Vibrant Gujarat shows the way for India, reports Asit Biswas. The January summit attracted 25,000 participants with 21,304 MOUs valued at 25 trillion rupees getting signed.
Top-down planning chases innovation in China
Top-down planning chases innovation in China, argue Asit K. Biswas and Kris Hartley.
China's property market has reached a turning point
China's property market has reached a turning point, argues G. Bin Zhao, executive editor at China's Economy & Policy.
India: Evolving Dynamics of Union-State Fiscal Relations: Opportunities and Challenges
Mukul Asher of the National University of Singapore has shared his analysis of India's Evolving Dynamics of Union-State Fiscal Relations.
Asia's economic catchup challenge
Asia's miracle economies are experiencing great challenges catching up to the Western world, despite their rapid development.
Impressions of Japan
"My first impression of Japanese business and economy is a mixed bag," says Rinaldi Rorimpandey, a January-session student at Tokyo's Sophia University.
Japan's economy -- from miracle to mystery to pious hopes
After four decades of miraculous development, Japan's economy then experienced twenty years of mysterious stagnation. Despite "Abenomics" new hopes, hope is now turning to despair, argues John West.
Japan struggles into Asian Century
Japan, long time Asia's leading nation, is struggling to reposition itself for the Asian Century, argues John West.
China rising, India falling
IITs are an illustrative example of the dumbing down of Indian universities, argues Asit K Biswas.
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