Topic : Asia

  • Cherry blossoms are in full bloom in front of the Bank of Japan headquarters in Tokyo Forum Article

    Could demand from China boost Japan?

    Japan is the petri dish for the struggle against the secular stagnation that is now gripping most major… more

  • Picture illustration taken in Beijing shows Chinese 100 yuan banknotes Forum Article

    Should the West worry about China’s new bank?

    China’s decision to establish an Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) may prove to be one of the… more

  • Photos of yuan and U.S. dollar banknotes are displayed at a money exchange in Hong Kong Forum Article

    Would a dollar-renminbi standard bolster growth?

    A generation of development economists owe Ronald McKinnon, who died earlier this month, a… more

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    How India can tackle the blight of sexism

    Value and visibility are the two things women must have when we talk of gender equality, women’s… more

  • University students take a “selfie” after attending classes outside a school in Cavite city Forum Article

    Top 10 most gender equal countries in Asia and the Pacific

    The Philippines and New Zealand are the best-performing countries in Asia and the Pacific in the… more

  • Women sit at a table during the opening of “At.Mosphere” the world’s highest restaurant in the Burj Khalifa in Dubai Forum Article

    Top 10 most gender equal countries in the Middle East and North Africa

    Israel once again tops the regional table and Saudi Arabia moves into the top 10 regionally in the World… more

  • A woman reads a book on Filopappou hill opposite the Acropolis in Athens Forum Article

    Top 10 most gender equal countries in Europe and Central Asia

    The top five ranked countries in the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap 2014 Report, published… more

  • A girl whose parents work in a brick kiln is watched by her teacher as she reads from a blackboard in a class in an open air school at Krishnadevpur village Global Shapers Article

    How to close the gender gap? Go to the villages

    Here in the Wayanad district of Kerala, India, we are transforming an entire village into the… more

  • U.S. Trade Representative Froman and Singapore’s Minister for Trade and Industry Lim meet with pacific rim trade ministers including Japan’s Economics Minister Amari during news conference in Singapore Forum Article

    Could the TPP help to end currency wars?

    Looking for ways to stimulate economic growth and create jobs, US President Barack Obama’s administration… more

  • Palestinian schoolchildren attend a class at a U.N.-run school in Dir al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip, on the first day of the school year Global Shapers Article

    How to close the gender gap? Education

    Kathmandu, Nepal’s cultural and financial capital, is by most measures the most progressive city in the… more

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    Three questions about India’s “smart cities”

    “Smart city” has become a buzzword in India ever since Prime Minister Narendra Modi outlined his… more

  • Whale sharks swim with other fish inside a tank, which the aquarium says is the world’s largest, at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium in Motobu town Forum Article

    Why we need to save the sharks

    Sharks have long been portrayed as man-eaters, a menace to any swimmer brave (or foolish) enough to… more

  • Ndeye Astou Fall, 22, works at a call centre in Senegal’s capital Dakar Forum Article

    Can services drive developing country growth?

    The global discussion about growth in the developing world has taken a sharp turn recently. The hype and… more

  • A general view of the Shanghai’s financial district of Pudong Forum Article

    How can China rebalance its economy?

    China’s slowdown is the biggest short-term threat to global growth. Industrial value added fell in… more

  • A man walks next to a subway entrance as the Oriental Pearl Tower is seen reflected on a window at the financial district of Pudong, in Shanghai Forum Article

    Why China should be cautious on capital flows

    As China’s economy starts to slow, following decades of spectacular… more

  • A man stands on the sidewalk at Pudong financial district in Shanghai Forum Article

    Could China still be in for a hard landing?

    While virtually every country in the world is trying to boost growth, China’s government is trying to… more

  • A man rides an escalator at the Pudong financial district in Shanghai Forum Article

    How China’s stimulus is paying off

    In March of last year, the first session of China’s 12th National People’s Congress began with then-Premier… more

  • A map of China is seen through a magnifying glass on a computer screen showing binary digits in Singapore Forum Article

    How to benefit from China’s innovation boom

    For more than a century, the United States has been the dominant global force for innovation. But China and… more