Small business finance in Asia
Small business has a big problem, and that is access to finance. This is a problem everywhere, but especially in emerging and developing economies in Asia and elsewhere.
Remembering the Asian Financial Crisis
The 1997-98 Asian Financial Crisis was the defining event of Asia's modern economic history. Has the region learnt the harsh lessons, and made the necessary reforms?
While it has long been considered a region of copycats, Asia is now becoming a more important player in global innovation.
How trade is changing the world
International trade by developing countries is fundamentally changing the shape of the world economy. Have the developed OECD countries created a monster for themselves?
How likely is an Asian Century?
The analysis of the Asian Development Bank suggests that it will be very challenging to realize an Asian Century.
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.
Global value chains at OECD Week 2013
Global value chains provide many economic benefits, but should be managed with more responsibility, according to panel discussions at OECD Week 2013.
Global trade's seismic moment?
The global trading system may be approaching a seismic moment, according to discussions at the CanadAsia2013 conference organized by the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada in Vancouver.
Getting Australians into Jobs
Australia has great success in getting its citizens into jobs, thanks to the effectiveness of its employment services industry and the National Employment Services Association.
Financial development in Asia
A country's financial development is one key determinant of its economic growth. How do Asia's economies measure up in terms of financial development, and especially for access to financial services
Fair, inclusive and stable finance in Asia -- a trade union perspective III
This is the third section of a paper I wrote for the trade union group, UNI-APRO, on "Towards fair, inclusive and stable finance in Asia: Advancing a trade union agenda".
Fair, inclusive and stable finance in Asia -- a trade union perspective I
This is the first section of a paper I wrote for the trade union group, UNI-APRO, on "Towards fair, inclusive and stable finance in Asia: Advancing a trade union agenda".
Enterprising state at OECD Week 2013
The final session at OECD Forum 2013, on the "enterprising state", made many interesting points, but failed to address some of the finer nuances.
Economic growth prospects in Asia
Developing Asia has been sailing through the global economic crises these past few years.
Doing business in Asia
One thing that is very striking in Asia is how some countries have done extremely well, whereas many others are very much lagging behind -- despite all the talk of an "Asian Century"
Conference on limits of economic surveillance
What are the limits of surveillance and financial market failure? What are the lessons from the euro-area crisis? This is the agenda of a conference in Paris on 23 September 2013.
Banking's Human Crisis
For bank CEOs, profits and bonuses are up, and the financial crisis is over. But for bank employees, a human crisis continues, with at least 200,00 jobs being lost since 2011.
Asian trade unions seek win-win solutions
The Asia-Pacific trade union group, UNI Apro, is seeking an amicable solution between the interests of management and trade unions.
Asian economy at critical crossroads
The East Asian economy is at a critical crossroads, according to the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council's State of the Region report.
Asian economic surveillance, and AMRO
AMRO -- the ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office -- was established in Singapore in April 2011. It is slowly moving into action -- but too slowly.
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