Tag Archives: Asia

Working Conditions in a Global Perspective

Job quality is a major focus of policymakers around the world. For workers, the enterprises that employ them and for societies, there are benefits associated with high-quality jobs, and costs associated with poor-quality jobs. This report – the result of a pioneering project by the International Labour Organization and Eurofound – provides a comparative analysis …
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Continuing opportunities for market expansion services in Asia

Roland Berger has published the latest report on the development and growth expectations of market expansion services (MES) in Asia. Based on data from leading research institutes, the report offers valuable insights on current and projected market developments in the four key industries for market expansion services: fast moving consumer goods (FMCG), healthcare products, specialty …
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Retail finance services in Asia

As Asia’s financial services sector undergoes significant transformation, banking leaders provide insight into how they are staying ahead of the curve. The report by EFMA takes an in-depth look at some of the exciting developments that are taking place across Asia, outlining the biggest challenges facing retail banks across the continent, and what is being …
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Fourth Market Expansion Services Report

Roland Berger published the latest report on the development and growth expectations of market expansion services (MES) in Asia. Based on data from leading research institutes, the report offers valuable insights on current and projected market developments in the three geographic regions: Southeast Asia (ASEAN), Northeast Asia (including Japan) and Greater China. In accordance with …
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East Asia’s Changing Urban Landscape

The World Bank has just published “East Asia’s Changing Urban Landscape: Measuring a Decade of Spatial Growth.” According to the report, almost 200 million people moved to urban areas in East Asia from 2000-2010. For the first time, the data compares urban areas and their populations in a consistent manner across East Asia. The study …
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European Commission Helps SMEs to Enter Asian Market

As the ninth largest economy in the world, the countries of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) offer thriving markets. They present alluring trading prospects but at the same time daunting challenges for SMEs, especially when it comes to effectively protecting intellectual property rights (IPR). In a bid to help EU SMEs and …
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Asian Development Outlook 2012 Update

The ADB has just published the “Asian Development Outlook 2012 Update”. According to this Update’s findings, dimming global growth prospects and soft domestic demand in the region’s two largest economies are slowing the pace of developing Asia’s expansion. Growth is now expected to slide from 7.2% in 2011 to 6.1% in 2012, with a bounce …
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The ASEAN Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Report 2012

The ASEAN Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Report 2012 was recently released at the Travel, Trade & Tourism Summit held in Bangkok prior to the World Economic Forum on East Asia. The report is underpinned by the World Economic Forum’s Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Index (TTCI), which ranks 139 economies according to their performance in areas …
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Asian Development Outlook 2012

The Asian Development Bank has just published the “Asian Development Outlook 2012: Confronting Rising Inequality in Asia”. The report shows that inequality is on the rise across the region – casting a shadow overAsia’s ongoing economic success. The annual Asian Development Outlook provides a comprehensive analysis of economic performance for the past year and offers …
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