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  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home1/finfacts/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 879.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_argument::init() should be compatible with views_handler::init(&$view, $options) in /home1/finfacts/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_argument.inc on line 745.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::options_validate() should be compatible with views_handler::options_validate($form, &$form_state) in /home1/finfacts/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter.inc on line 589.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::options_submit() should be compatible with views_handler::options_submit($form, &$form_state) in /home1/finfacts/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter.inc on line 589.
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  • strict warning: Declaration of date_api_filter_handler::value_validate() should be compatible with views_handler_filter::value_validate($form, &$form_state) in /home1/finfacts/public_html/sites/all/modules/date/includes/date_api_filter_handler.inc on line 578.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home1/finfacts/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 879.
  • strict warning: Declaration of uc_product_handler_field_price::options() should be compatible with views_object::options() in /home1/finfacts/public_html/sites/all/modules/ubercart/uc_product/views/uc_product_handler_field_price.inc on line 94.
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  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_field_user::init() should be compatible with views_handler_field::init(&$view, $options) in /home1/finfacts/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/modules/user/views_handler_field_user.inc on line 48.
  • strict warning: Declaration of semanticviews_plugin_style_default::options() should be compatible with views_object::options() in /home1/finfacts/public_html/sites/all/modules/semanticviews/semanticviews_plugin_style_default.inc on line 232.
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  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home1/finfacts/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 879.
  • warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home1/finfacts/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/includes/handlers.inc on line 653.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_style_default::options() should be compatible with views_object::options() in /home1/finfacts/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_style_default.inc on line 25.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home1/finfacts/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 879.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home1/finfacts/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 879.
Asia

Asia

(December 2014) Balancing the needs of ordinary Singaporeans and big business is the crucial question for the city state as it approaches its 50th anniversary.
(October 2014) A new report says that some thinkers on Asia’s economic development contend that the region is being underestimated in terms of its innovative capacity. While sceptics point to the still ample evidence that companies in Asia, notably in China, have a tendency to mimic Western products and services in the name of innovation, others assert that China is not getting credit for a number of world-leading developments. Duncan Clark argues that rather than becoming immersed in definitions of innovation, stakeholders would be better served by seeking to understand the disruption Chinese companies will create as they enter the world stage.
(December 2014) Nearly 5,000 Chinese firms invested in 154 countries and regions in the first ten months of 2014, with ODI (Overseas Direct Investment) by non-financial firms rising by 17.8% year-on-year to US$81.9bn, while inward FDI (Foreign direct Investment) in mainland China dropped 1.2% year-on-year to US$95.9bn, the commerce ministry said last week.
(October 2014) Time is money: An animated infographic showing the top three economies throughout history. Does China have the world's largest economy? Is China's economy bigger than America's?
(October 2014) China is making more higher value products than in the past and it is increasing sales to emerging markets.
(September 2014) From the Himalayas to the Pacific, China’s territorial claims worry its neighbours.
(September 2014) With the population in several countries set to fall in coming years, the global economy could be greatly boosted by unleashing the economic power of women, who remain the world’s largest excluded group.
(September 2014) Reuters reports that China's biggest banks are turning their back on mainstay borrowers like manufacturers and courting high growth industries such as healthcare, food and IT in a bid to boost revenue. It says that the shift in focus by the state-owned lenders coincides with a spike in non-performing loans and slower profit growth as China's vast factory sector flounders.
(August 2014) The Asia and Pacific region generated more than 38% of global GDP in purchasing power parity terms in 2013. China and India accounted for nearly three-quarters of the region’s output.
(August 2014) Emerging market economies are slowing in a synchronized and protracted manner, and average emerging market GDP growth is projected to decline from 7% during the pre-crisis period (2003-2008) to 5% over the next 5 years. This trend carries sizable spillovers to the rest of the world through trade and finance, and also has substantial influence on other emerging markets and developing economies through “neighborhood” effects. However, after three decades of blistering growth, China’s economy has been slowing and that should be welcome as sustainable growth requires economic rebalancing and more muted credit growth.