Posts Tagged "Asia"

Closing Asia’s Emerging Skills Gap by Lee Jong-Wha

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Over the last three decades, significant gains in workforce size and quality helped Asia to sustain rapid progress toward advanced-economy income levels and living standards. But with workers increasingly unable to meet the demands of the labor market, the region’s remarkable success could be derailed. The article echoes and details what we highlighted in our presentation « Challenges & Disruption in Asia » given at the World Future Conference, July 2015 in San Francisco.   Source : Closing Asia’s Emerging Skills Gap by Lee Jong-Wha – Project...

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Challenges and Disruption in Asia – Implications for MNC – A new narrative.

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Challenges and Disruption in Asia – Implications for MNC – A new narrative.

Presentation given at the World Future Society Conference in San Francisco in late July 2015 on the Geopolitical, Social, Technological and Environmental challenges that will affect MNC’s future in Asia. The new narrative in Asia is : The economic success is obscuring the critical issues and challenges facing this region. There are growing doubts that the Asia transition toward a « Consumption Power House » will perpetuate the Asia Economic miracle. As we enter a post-job world – with an estimated of 20-50 % population without job around 2040-2050 – the role and implication of multinational companies (MNC) with the Unemployed Asian youth will need to change...

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HAPPINESS AND WELL-BEING IN ASIA?

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From the Asia Century Institute Asia confirms the old adage that money doesn’t necessarily buy happiness. The region’s richest countries are not the happiest. When visiting Asia’s many countries, we can glean a variety of impressions of the people’s happiness and well being. Countries like Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia and Thailand are often called the « lands of smiles ». The peoples of Hong Kong, Japan, Korea and Singapore are more reserved. While Chinese friendship and hospitality are unrivalled, impersonal contacts can be less welcoming. In chaotic India, Amartya Sen’s « argumentative Indian » is ever present. One thing for sure is that happiness and human well being are not...

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A DEEP LOOK AT ASIAN POVERTY

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From The Asian Century Institute 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. Fareed Zakaria, CNN anchor man and leading international affairs commentator, once reported with much fanfare on the great fall in global poverty. Based on a « poverty line » of $1.25, there has been a dramatic reduction in global poverty, even if much of it is attributable to China and to a lesser extent India. (Sub-Saharan Africa has experienced barely little improvement in its poverty.) It is true that Asian lives have indeed improved immensely, as economies have grown. An expanding middle class is becoming a new feature of...

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A golden age looms for Asia

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Asia will experience a new golden era of peace and prosperity over the next 10 years. The export-led growth model of the past will no longer work for the major Asian economies. Hence, we are unlikely to see a return to double-digit growth. If the major Asian economies, especially China, India and Indonesia, are able to maintain growth rates of around 7 per cent a year, this will be a major achievement. Fortunately, this is within their reach. Three factors will drive this. The first factor is an almost unbelievable accident of history. It is truly remarkable that the three most populous Asian countries, namely China, India and Indonesia, have simultaneously put in place dynamic and reform-minded leaders who can be expected to transform their countries over the...

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