Topic: Southeast Asia
With American consumers pulling back, these other economies have also been slowing down. This means Obama won’t easily find the export markets they need to create enough jobs to make up for the vanishing American consumer.
07/12/2010 09:06 am
Vietnam adopted the old Soviet model and offers a monthly salary to children as young as 4 who excel in tournaments.
07/09/2010 01:53 pm
In Burma (Myanmar), once the world's leading rice exporter, indebted farmers are losing their land or cannot afford quality seeds. More aid and credit are available these days, but not nearly enough, say development experts.
07/06/2010 03:56 pm
The victims of shifting borders, politics, or the happenstance of birthplace, the world's 12 million stateless people and their need to become citizens are rising on the international human rights agenda.
07/04/2010 10:15 am
The Laos government is banking on hydropower - with plans to build 55 dams - to sell electricity to its Asian neighbors. But critics say hydropower comes at the cost of more displaced farmers and altered rivers.
07/02/2010 09:00 am
Africans, primarily from Nigeria and Ghana, have flocked to Cambodia to play in the kingdom's professional soccer league. It's seen as a steppingstone to the European leagues, or even the World Cup.
06/30/2010 02:35 pm
Turkey is a successful example of a non-Arab land where Islam and democracy coexist and the economy prospers.
06/21/2010 10:54 am
Researcher Vanessa Woods shares a tale about a species that can teach all of us a thing or two about peace.
06/09/2010 07:35 am
Toyota said Wednesday it is recalling 4,500 Lexus vehicles in Japan. Another 7,000 vehicles in other countries, including the US, are also likely affected.
05/19/2010 03:23 pm
A Christian Science perspective.
05/19/2010 10:05 am