Economy

More Asians working from Home?

June 18, 2011

More Asians working from Home?

Many executives working for Indian business process outsourcing (BPO) companies do not attend office these days. They just stay at home and process all office work sitting in the comfort of their bedroom or living room. “These home agents barely come to office. But the work hours and workloads for these staff members are same as those working in traditional more...

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How Useful are Migrants’ Remittances to Economic Development?

June 18, 2011

How Useful are Migrants’ Remittances to Economic Development?

Remittances constitute an important component in development cooperation. In 2010, migrants’ remittances to developing countries amounted to about $325 billion, about three times the size of official development assistance.  But how useful are they to economic development? International migration is the least developed vector of globalization.  Trade, investment and more...

Economy

Price of Food and Oil Slowing Down the Economic Recovery Process

June 8, 2011

Price of Food and Oil Slowing Down the Economic Recovery Process

Rising prices of food and oil inhibit the recovery of the global economy. The growth this year is 3.2 percent, far less than the last year’s 3.8 percent. This is contained in a report released Tuesday by the World Bank. The researchers say that growth remains behind in mainly wealthy countries. According to Canadian economist Andrew Burns, these countries should be more...

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The Crisis as an Opportunity for Female Leadership

May 24, 2011

The Crisis as an Opportunity for Female Leadership

By: Esther-Mirjam Sent Introduction The World Economic Forum’s gender report for 2010 showed that in the 20 countries surveyed, only 2 per cent of CEOs in the Financial Services & Insurance industry were female. This compared with 6 per cent over all industries for the same countries (Zahidi and Ibarra, 2010). At the same time, the New York-based more...

Economy

Gender and the Global Economic Crisis

May 11, 2011

Gender and the Global Economic Crisis

By: Richard King The banking centres of Europe and North America may first have been shaken by a financial earthquake a little over two years ago, but the global economic crisis has since seismically expanded to the ‘real economies’ of countries across the globe. Each wave of impact has been transmitted along a number of fault lines, each with its own unique rhythm more...

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How Have Global Economic Crises Affected Africa’s Economic Growth?

April 5, 2011

How Have Global Economic Crises Affected Africa’s Economic Growth?

How has the global economic crisis affected economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa (Africa)? This is a particularly important question because of the contribution growth can make to achieving the Millennium Development Goals in the continent. Unlike previous international crises, I will argue that this time Africa has done quite well economically, compared with more...

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