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Old 02-02-2015, 09:39 AM
 
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Israel is a member of the European Football Confederation
They are a member of UEFA, because they were shunned by AFC, because of their Arab relations. And to note... there is nothing called European Football Confederation. Geographically they are Asia through and through. Not sure about what the people feel there, but, it is, what it is!
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Old 02-03-2015, 11:12 AM
 
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According to IMF's data for GDP per capita,
it's Qatar, Singapore, Brunei, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates
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Old 02-03-2015, 05:09 PM
 
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According to IMF's data for GDP per capita,
it's Qatar, Singapore, Brunei, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates
Oil money!
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Old 02-04-2015, 05:57 PM
 
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Pretty much by all relevant measures, Singapore, Hong Kong/Macau, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan are considered fully developed economies in Asia (Australia and New Zealand as well if looking at Asia Pacific as a whole). Over the past few decades, their economic development has been termed such as Asian tigers or the Flying geese paradigm.

In terms of nominal GDP per capita, the highest in order being Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan (even looking at Tokyo in isolation as a city to city comparison with SG and HK), South Korea and Taiwan. It is important to consider difference in tax rates as well, HK and SG have some of the lowest tax rates among major economies. In the latest HDI ranking, Singapore shows the highest with Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan pretty identical. Some economists also look at net-worth per capita as a more meaningful measure than the common GDP per capita where again all these economies are clearly in the developed bracket (by this measure, SG, HK, Japan and Taiwan pretty similar with S. Korea a bit lower). In terms of wealth measure, living standards, education and infrastructure, these economies are generally in line with N. America and Western Europe.

In the rest of Asia, the other major economies in the region are still considered emerging. Among them, the next bracket is Malaysia, this is followed by overall mainland China at a bit lower than Thailand and at the lowest bracket includes the likes of Indonesia, the Philippines and India. It's important to consider that mainland China has huge discrepancy within its population as about 500 million of its citizens are in the bracket similar to Malaysia and some even higher.

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Old 02-05-2015, 11:00 AM
 
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Oil money!
Singapore processes oil (really lots of oil.....I can see the flaring of the refineries tower every night of Jurong island from my bedroom window), not drill it.

But it seems there are three different spheres: Gulf countries, South Asia, and the Asia-Pacific.
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Old 02-05-2015, 11:35 AM
 
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Common thread being a type of authoritarian ruling. Middle east, Singapore, China.

My word, chewing gum not allowed!
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Old 02-06-2015, 03:53 AM
 
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Just, South Korea & Japan.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Developed_country
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Old 02-06-2015, 05:54 AM
 
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The most comprehensive and widely accepted country classification systems are the United Nations HDI, IMF and World Bank. Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong/Macau and Singapore are all widely categorized as "developed" societies.
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Old 02-08-2015, 02:30 PM
 
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Bad examples, I wouldn't call Greece or Portugal developed countries.

Also you cannot compare cities with countries. A lot of the wealth is concentrated with some rich people, but the people living in the cities are not rich yet.

Hence you rather should compare wages adjusted for cost of living. Shenzhen, Suzhou and Wuxi still got some way to go before they get to the level of Berlin, Copenhagen or even Rome.
He mentioned GDP per capita, not income/wealth per capita. GDP = Gross Domestic Product
Nobody says Shenzhen etc. are better than Berlin and so on. It is weird you mentioned them.

Anyone, I don't think "per capita" means everything for a highly populated society (though it is still an important figure). A lot of things are more efficient if shared. It does not make sense to build an airport for every city with 100 thousand people in China, but in the US it is often necessary, for example.
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Old 02-12-2015, 02:01 AM
 
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I would think of these to be developed countries in Asia.

Brunei
Hong Kong
Israel
Japan
Macau
Singapore
South Korea
Taiwan
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