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Asia Is on the Brink of a Golden Era. Here's Why.

Kishore Mahbubani | Posted 01.26.2015 | World
Kishore Mahbubani

Asia has been infected by a silent, healthy virus of modernization. There is a remarkably wide and deep consensus among regional leaders that they should focus on modernization and pragmatic development. Because it is silent, the Western media has not noticed and continues to predict doom.

Bad News For China's Economy Could Have Global Ripples

AP | By JOE McDONALD | Posted 06.15.2014 | World

BEIJING (AP) — China's economic growth slowed further in the latest quarter but appeared strong enough to satisfy Chinese leaders who are trying to ...

Asia Is the World's Economic Engine But Looming Security Matters Threaten Continued Smooth Running

Eugene Matthews | Posted 07.17.2013 | World
Eugene Matthews

Asian economies are the highest current and projected growth areas in the world. But simmering security issues pose a threat to the region's continued growth and its fueling the world economic system.

Asia's Energy Future Comes With Global Responsibility

Pierre Gadonneix | Posted 06.26.2013 | Business
Pierre Gadonneix

The region's rapid economic growth has fueled its enormous energy consumption. However Asia's heavy dependence on fossil fuels threatens to cause serious damage to the environment as the amount of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere could double over the next 20 years.

Hong Kong -- Low Taxes, High Rewards

Bill Marriott | Posted 10.02.2012 | Business
Bill Marriott

We opened our very first hotel in Asia in Hong Kong in 1989. This was really a big jump for us all the way across the Pacific Ocean. Many asked me wh...

Emerging Risks in Asia

Daniel Wagner | Posted 08.10.2012 | Business
Daniel Wagner

Some economists believe that Asia is largely insulated from the ongoing economic crisis in Europe and North America. However, there are a number of trends and associated risks emerging in Asia at the present time that fundamentally challenge this assumption.

Nanjing and the New International Monetary System

Dominique Strauss-Kahn | Posted 05.31.2011 | Business
Dominique Strauss-Kahn

The current international monetary system has certainly delivered a lot. But it also has flaws that need to be fixed, especially if the next phase of globalization is to succeed in bringing a strong and broad-based rise in living standards.

Al Gore's Investment Firm Seeks Socially Responsible Companies In Asia

Bloomberg | Jesse Westbrook and Zijing Wu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Al Gore's Generation Investment Management LLP, which buys shares of companies it deems socially responsible, aims to start a $500 million fund to inv...