Industrialization, Development & Economic Geography
Articles on Industrialization & Development around the World
Curated by Allison Anthony
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As China grapples with a steady rise in labor costs and a slump in consumer demand, Southeast Asian countries are scrambling to upgrade their infrastructure and sweeten investment policies to lure foreign firms. Companies from Japan, Taiwan, and the United States have been expanding in Southeast Asia over the past five years, giving the region what officials say is added economic clout as an alternative to China. “This is something like additional icing or a bonus for companies that are seeking
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The number of new homes under construction in Switzerland rose to 75,600 units in the fourth quarter of 2012, up 12.5 percent from the same period a year earlie
The construction of new homes in Switzerland rose 71 percent since 2011. big cities such as Geneva and Basel are growing and new houses need to be built. The countries largest cities contiune to grow and there is an increase of construction.
Africa may have achieved independence, but the old colonial ties are still important as France’s decision to send troops to Mali to fight Islamist extremists shows.
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Zimbabwe is attempting to revive their economy with the help of the paprika industry. Paprika is a major crop in Zimbabwe, but declined during the recession and land reforms. However, Zimbabweans are now trying to revamp their paprika production to put them back on the paprika map with other major paprika exporters like China, India and Peru, which may in turn boost their economy.
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ASEAN countries have stressed the need to maintain momentum on dialogue with China for the swift conclusion of a code conduct (CoC) on the South China Sea.ASEAN chair Brunei issued a statement yesterd...
Although most of the U.S has forgotten this conflict in the South China Sea in light of more pressing threats from North Korea, the conflict has still progressed and Brunei as the head of ASEAN is trying to reach an agement with several countries all of who which claim the island as theirs.
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Poor Mexico Barbie. She just wants to teach girls “about the culture, traditions and ancestral dress of Mexico,” according to her online description. Little did she know her two possessions, a passport and a Chihuahua, would stir up an argument over cultural diversity.
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I forgot to mention in the earlier post that though this is old news it's importance is staggering. Wheat is Lithuania's main export along with pork to Russia. During Russia's ban on imported wheat during a heat wave it affected the pork industry as well, and even though Lithuanian farmers were struggling with the heat on their own farms and exports they still refused to sell to Libya not only because they were waiting for things to pick back up with Russia but becuase the grain that did survive the drought was still too good a quality of grain coveted by other EU countries.
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The Zimbabwean beef industry is facing a major problem because it is now cheaper to buy imported chicken than Zimbabwean beef. The cattle farmers in Zimbabawe are already facing difficulties like disease and poor organization, but they still maintain a high standard for their products. However, Zimbabweans are not intrested because of their price, causing the beef industry to decline.
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