Ideas for Tomorrow - 2015

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Myanmar must introduce finance reforms with caution

Microfinance sector already fragmented and expanding credit too swiftly could tip the financial sector into a crisis

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Myanmar needs inclusion before liberalization

Transitioning to a liberal market economy is fraught with dangers, and whoever wins the November elections must put inclusion before liberalization, and build capacity first before introducing major reforms.

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Forget 'Convergence' - This Is the Age of 'Divergence'

It is more likely that divergence, not convergence, will have the most profound impact on societies.

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The Futility and Immorality of Iran Sanctions

By eliminating market competition and leaving what little room there is for international trade to a very restricted list of individuals and organizations, sanctions have created huge inequalities in Iranian society. As one wealthy Iranian told me, "the sanctions make those of us who are rich even richer and those who are poor even poorer."

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GLP participants unveil roadmap to make Hubei a bioplastics hub

A group of high potential executives who participated in the Global Leaders Programme (GLP) have presented a 10-year plan to make China's Hubei province a leading bioplastics manufacturing centre.

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Asia must build a less wasteful economy

Human activity is destabilizing the very basis for human survival. There may not have been a mass population wipe-out but Ehrlich's predictions have come true in a myriad of other ways.

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Chandran Nair challenges global economic paradigm at OECD

Chandran Nair explains his vision of 'new economics' at the OECD forum in Paris, 2 June 2015.

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Is China Finally Discovering the Limits to Growth?

Xi might be the first major world leader to admit that on a finite planet, infinite and unrestrained growth, especially in the world's most populous country, will prove not just unsustainable but downright catastrophic.

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Foreign Lives Matter

American racism at home and abroad only highlights the hypocrisy of U.S. foreign policy. And the rest of the world isn't buying America's message anymore.

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There is nothing free or modern about the TPP

If Asean leaders truly want the regional influence they talk about so frequently, they must work together and take the necessary action to prove they deserve it. There is no better platform than the TPP negotiations to do so.




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