This paper examines the Magna Carta Law in the Philippines, which mandates banks to allocate 2% of their total loan portfolios to medium-sized firms and 8% to micro and small firms.
This issue analyzes historical improvements in housing stock and the growth of housing market in the People's Republic of China. Statistics are based on Census 2010 and NBS Statistical Yearbooks.
This paper analyzes factors that affect the growth of enterprises in the Philippines, as measured from the expansion of employment.
This paper discusses the rise of the middle class in the People's Republic of China and the drivers of this trend.
This paper looks at changes in the patterns of income mobility in the People's Republic of China between the early 1990s and early 2000s, a period when income inequality was rapidly rising.
This paper investigates the extent to which minimum wage laws in Indonesia may have contributed to the decrease in wage inequality by looking at changes in individual wages, hours of work, and employment between 1993 and 2007.
This paper provides detailed information on Asian manufacturing and exporting industries hardest hit in the recent global financial crisis. It uses various sources of data including Industrial Statistics and unemployment and exports data.
This paper reviews the theoretical and empirical literature on the role of financial sector development, with a view to deepening understanding of the rationale of development assistance to the financial sector of developing countries.
This paper explores several ways of measuring income mobility. It finds considerable income mobility in the People’s Republic of China, with income mobility lower among rural households than among urban households.
In the context of global rebalancing, accompanied by inevitable changes in trade patterns between Asia and the rest of the world, the volume's chapters analyze the links between trade openness and trends in employment and its quality.