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Our world has never grown so quickly, nor so unequally. So how can the benefits of East Asia’s growth be better shared?
Three reasons Asia needs more women in the boardroom. They hold half the seats of their European and US peers and this has to change. Also: Yoko Ishikura says women should shatter stereotypes, not just the glass ceiling.
What jobs are four times better at lifting people out of poverty? Agricultural jobs. Food for thought from the Asian Development Bank.
The most important invention of the century? Is cheap as chips and changing everything, says Nathan Eagle.
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Showcasing South-east Asia’s prospects for growth – by Philipp Rösler. (Straits Times)
From sickman to comeback kid, where the Philippine economy is now. (WSJ)
The new globalization is not about the West. “It is increasingly clear that globalization does not, in fact, require a Western anchor.” (BusinessWorld)
How to feed the world when the new generation doesn’t want to go into farming. (InterAksyon)
Thai unrest is one barrier to unlocking regional future. The fragility threat to Asia’s tiger economies. (The Nation)
Bitcoin changes everything. “When we’re sitting here in 20 years, we’ll be talking about Bitcoin the way we talk about the Internet today.”
Democracy is not bad for economies. It actually boosts growth, and civil liberties are the most important part of what makes democracy so effective.
US interest rates: The potential shock heard around the world. (iMFdirect)
The original social networkers? They had buzz in their genes.
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On Forum:Blog next week – Europe after the elections. Until then, paalam mula sa Manila. Thanks for reading.
Author: Adrian Monck is Managing Director of Public Engagement at the World Economic Forum