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.
Income inequality worsening, says OECD.
Top earners capturing growing share of total income in many countries, says OECD.
OECD Week 2014, 5-7 May
Over the coming days, we will be reporting on OECD Week 2014. The highlight will be a keynote speech by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, on Tuesday 6 May, at OECD Forum 2014.
United States at OECD Forum and Ministerial
A high-level United States delegation will participate in the OECD Forum and Ministerial Council Meeting on “Resilient Economies and Inclusive Societies” in Paris, France, May 5-7.
Quality Jobs & Inequality
We had the opportunity to meet with UNI Global Union’s General Secretary Philip Jennings, just ahead of OECD Forum 2014, to hear his views on the issue of “Quality Jobs & Inequality”.
Trade union leaders press for action on job creation and income inequality
Trade union leaders attending OECD Forum and Ministerial Council on May 5 - 7 will press for action on job creation and reducing income inequality.
Trade Surveillance and Anti Money Laundering Conference, 16-18 June, Singapore
marcus evans is organizing the 'Trade Surveillance and Anti Money Laundering Conference’ on 16-18 June in Grand Corpthone, Singapore. Register below.
Manfred B. Steger on Globalization
Emanuele Schibotto, ACI Director for Development, recently interviewed Manfred B. Steger on globalization. Here are the highlights:
Asia's global giants like China, India and Japan, are missing out on many of the potential benefits of globalization, according to research by Germany's Bertelsmann Foundation.
FDI weakens further in 2013
In 2013 global FDI fell by 6% to $1.3 trillion, the second consecutive annual decline, following the 2010-2011 rebound, according to OECD estimates.
Asia's powerful business-women
Although only one Asian woman, Pepsi's Indra Nooyi (from India), makes it into Fortune's top 10 most powerful business-women, there are another 7 Asian business-women in the top 50.
The Third World’s Drinking Problem
Asit K. Biswas and Peter Brabeck‐Letmathe share their thoughts on the third world’s drinking problem.
Revolutionary Iran at 35: A New Political Synthesis
Richard Javad Heydarian has shared with us "A New Political Synthesis" on Revolutionary Iran at 35.
Hong Kong Datacenter Market
This market insight by Frost & Sullivan discusses the current state of Hong Kong datacenter market by outlining the key market drivers, challenges and trends that are having an impact on this market.
Asian Century 'hype'
For over two years now, we have been warning of the dangers of Asian Century 'hype'. And now the chickens are coming home to roost.
The idea of Asia
We recently had the opportunity to discuss with Sven Saaler, from Tokyo's Sophia University, his work on Pan-Asianism. Saaler had many important insights to share with us.
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