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Justin Yifu Lin: Eastern Perspectives, Western Preconceptions, and Prospects for Shared Economic Growth

Justin Yifu Lin made history in 2008 as the first non-Westerner appointed as chief economist and senior vice-president of the World Bank. Lin, one of China’s most renowned economists, currently serves as an official advisor to the Chinese government and

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Containers Printers: Expanding Horizons for Packaging Industry and Customers — Despite Covid-19’s Ravages on the World

The Covid-19 pandemic has been the defining event of 2020 for businesses and individuals alike. This was equally true for Singapore-based Containers Printers, but the crisis presented CP with the opportunity to demonstrate its willingness and ability to take on

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Asian Development Bank: What Emerging Markets Can Teach Us About CSR

Fifty years after Milton Friedman’s famous essay arguing that companies should focus solely on shareholder profits, emerging markets businesses are helping lead the fight against Covid-19. Their example adds nuance to Friedman’s argument, reminding us that companies can effectively pursue

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China on the Way Back to Rebalancing

China’s economy keeps recovering from the coronavirus pandemic-led crisis through the third quarter of 2020, as revealed by the numbers of August activity. Its GDP grew by 3.2% in the second quarter, after falling by 6.8% in the first quarter,

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Otaviano Canuto: Brazil, South Korea – Two Tales of Climbing an Income Ladder

The “middle-income trap” has captured many developing countries: they succeeded in evolving from low per capita income levels, but then appeared to stall, losing momentum along the route toward the higher income levels of advanced economies (Gill & Kharas, 2007,

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Lord Waverley: Making the Case for Emerging Markets

The world awaits what emerges from post-Covid traumas. States will be required to consider how to balance budgets, how to derive income from which aspects of the economy to pay for essential services. There will be those who will dig

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Asian Development Bank: Urban Transport Can Rebuild to Create a Greener Future

COVID-19 has resulted in drastic changes in travel behaviour. Society must now address how to better manage the mobility of people and goods for the post-pandemic period. The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the interconnected nature of life in the 21st

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World Bank Vice President for Europe and Central Asia: Interview with Anna Bjerde

Congratulations with your Mayday promotion as World Bank Vice President for Europe and Central Asia. Are you excited to lead the World Bank’s strategic, analytical, operational and knowledge work in the region? Thank you! I am delighted to be returning

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Lord Waverley: The EAEU is an Alternative to the EU — But Will It Last?

The Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) spreads across Eastern Europe and Central and Northern Asia, covering some 20 million square kilometres and represent-ing 180 million people. But with concern about uniting principles — aside from removal of trade barriers — there

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CSR, Creativity, Continuous Evolution Keep ICBC on the Path to Banking Perfection

ICBC is one of the leading global banks with more than 400 overseas branches and subsidiaries, and a presence in 48 countries and regions. With a diversified business structure, innovation capability and competitive market position, the bank provides a comprehensive

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