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China is spearheading the developing world’s surge in foreign investment

Historically, foreign direct investment, or FDI, has flowed mostly in one direction, from developed economies to developing economies. A typical example would be a car manufacturer setting up a factory in China or Mexico, where it can benefit from lower labor costs and sell its products into the local market. 175 more words

How Social Security Could Boost India’s Economy

This weekend, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched three social security schemes aimed at helping the people of West Bengal gain access to pensions and insurance. 624 more words

"So why do the losers bother to come"?

The journalism of the 1960s had a bit to be desired at times. UPI used the indelicate way of asking why so many smaller, less developed nations were participating in the Tokyo Olympic Games. 65 more words


Vietnam, ruled by communists for 40 years, is now the No. 1 fan of capitalism on the planet

It’s been 40 years since the harrowing rooftop helicopter evacuations of Saigon, then the capital of South Vietnam, which marked the end of America’s military involvement in a conflict that left roughly 58,000 Americans dead, sharply divided the country, and damaged America’s self-confidence until the 1990s. 184 more words

The Realities We Choose To Forget

People who live in what are commonly referred to as developed economies are sheltered from the harsh realities that characterise everyday life for billions of people across the planet. 361 more words

The Charity That Just Gives People Money

Link: http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2013/08/16/212645252/episode-480-the-charity-that-just-gives-people-money

Summary: The GiveDirectly charity gives money to the poor and asks for nothing in return. The Planet Money team takes a quick look at this strategy. 26 more words

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Contrarian highlights from China's Government Work Report 2015

Saturday 7th March 2015 16:30 HKT

Below are the less glamourous highlights not being washed through mainstream media, yet it’s these changes that will have more of an impact on people’s livelihoods. 4,824 more words