Information about executive compensation at South Korea's major listed companies was released early this week. As had been expected, the data, made public as part of a regulatory filing, instantly became the talk of the town.
This year looks to be an eventful year for the financial services industry.
Thailand's political contortions are into the sixth month, with no clarity yet about whether the rule of law, representative democracy or open subversion will triumph. While the elected Puea Thai government and the anti-Shinawatra establishment forces slug it out, do they know the country is sliding? They are alienating ordinary Thais who fear the country will not come out of this unscathed. Projected growth has been halved, from about 5 percent.
Corporate restructuring has again emerged as a pressing issue for the Korean economy as the proportion of companies faltering under heavy debt has reached dangerous levels.
Over the last 35 years, China has mesmerized the world as it transformed itself from one of the world's poorest countries into its second largest economy and top trading nation.
The Philippines has done what most other countries consider fatal: poke a bear.
2014/4/2, 2 Comments
It's crunch time for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his economic policies.
In 2007, when social worker Peter Huang, 45, started organizing the delivery of dental and school supplies to children in impoverished villages in central Gansu province, he had grand hopes of seeing their lives transformed by economic growth.
Two small Philippine fisheries boats ferrying food supplies to a tiny detachment of Filipino troops on the disputed Second Thomas Shoal slipped past a blockade of two Chinese Coast Guard ships on Saturday, breaking into the international news spotlight the escalating territorial disputes between China and the Philippines and five other countries in the South China Sea and East China Sea.
Grandiosity, according to the definition given in “Roget's II: The New Thesaurus,” is “boastful self-importance or display.” At any rate, it's an exaggerated sense of one's importance, knowledge or identity. Protestors of the Sunflower Student Movement are “grandiosizing” themselves. They seem to think they can do anything with impunity.
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