During the 16th Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Ministerial Conference held on October 27 in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Takehiko Nakao committed over $5 billion to supporting the CAREC 2030 agenda over the next five years.
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Afghan Wireless Communications Company (AWCC) just launched the Afghan Wireless 4G/LTE Network, the country's first and only global class 4G/LTE communications sservice.
Multilateral development banks (MDBs) leaders have agreed to deepen their collaboration to encourage private sector investment in vital infrastructure needed to support sustainable and inclusive economic growth throughout the world.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of Afghanistan recently unveiled a comprehensive Transport Sector Master Plan Update that will help Afghanistan develop its transport infrastructure covering roads, railways, civil aviation, urban transport, trade logistics, and other related operations.
Human development is progressing and has recently made major strides in many areas, but many are still left behind, with systemic and often unmeasured barriers to catching up. A new UN report urges a stronger focus on those excluded and on actions to dismantle these barriers to ensure sustainable human development for all.
A congress billed as the world’s largest ever to focus on the environment has opened to warnings that our planet is at a “tipping point” but also with expressions of hope that governments, civil society and big business are learning to work together.
To 13-year-old Gauher Aftab, the path to eternal bliss never seemed more enticing than in the pivotal moment a pious man with a flowing beard entered his 9th-grade Islamic studies classroom.
The Government of Afghanistan recently published the "Atlas of Afghan City Regions 2016", a comprehensive set of data on Afghanistan's five main city regions: Jalalbad, Kabul, Mazar-e-Sharif, Herat and Kandahar. It also includes information on 28 Strategic District Municipalities.
AAR of Wood Dale, Illinois, just announced that its Airlift Group Subsidiary had been awarded an extension on its contract for rotary wing services in Afghanistan. The award came from the United States Transporation Command (USTRANSCOM).
The problem of children around the world being exposed to lead -- and the many medical consequences of that -- is still significant even in the 21st century. A study just published by New York University shows the annual economic cost of lead exposure at $977 billion worldwide, with ~$700 billion of that happening just within Asia.
When, in March 2015, delegates from the Middle East met in Amman for their regional consultations round in preparation for the May 23-24 World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, most likely what they had in mind is the fact that their region was –and still is– the dramatic set of “the mother of all humanitarian crises.
According to a just released market study, the global total value of all airport construction projects is estimated at U.S. $637.8 billion. The biggest single chunk of that is in the Asia-Pacific region, with $224.1 billion or 35.1% of the total.
SWIFT data shows a double digit growth of RMB adoption by financial institutions established in all regions. In February 2016, 1,131 banks were using the RMB for payments with mainland China and Hong Kong, representing 37% of all institutions exchanging payments with mainland China and Hong Kong across all currencies.
A new industry report forecasts future trends for the growing worldwide demand for cardiovascular needles. North Amnerica is expected to continue to lead demand for the products, but all regions are seeing increased demand.
The World Health Organization just issued its latest Zika Virus situation report, including maps showing the spread of the virus worldwide and recommendations for those who are or may become infected.
Persistence Market Research (PMR) has recently announced the publication of a market study on the global seasonings and spices market. On a global basis, Europe and Asia-Pacific dominate this market.
A 6,830-ton North Korean cargo ship was seized by Philippine government officials as it docked into Subic Bay on March 3. The vessel, its cargo and its crew will be held indefinitely as part of new tougher United Nations sanctions recently approved against the North Korean government.
A new study by ABI Research suggests that despite a floating myth speculating that it will only be a matter of time before personal computers meet their demise, the market is still going strong and shows no sign of slowing down in the immediate future.
The 2015 Corruption Perceptions Index has placed five Central Asian countries at the bottom of the list proving no significant improvements on the countries' corrupt system since the 2012 findings.
The FAO Food Price Index was stable in February, as falling sugar and dairy prices offset a substantial jump in vegetable oil prices from the previous month.
A growing number of pollinator species worldwide are being driven toward extinction by diverse pressures, many of them human-made, threatening millions of livelihoods and hundreds of billions of dollars worth of food supplies, according to the first global assessment of pollinators.
Despite growing interest in safeguarding biodiversity of livestock and poultry, genetic erosion continues.
The growing number of indiscriminate bombings in three of the most devastating military conflicts currently underway -– in Syria, Afghanistan and Yemen – are taking a heavy toll on medical personnel serving with humanitarian organizations — along with thousands of civilians caught in the crossfire between government forces and rebel groups.
A petition has been posted on the White House's web site calling for Obama's prosecution for war crimes in The Hague.
The automotive industry is creating lucrative opportunities along with the increasing market value of polyisobutylene--an impermeable substance used in tires, agricultural chemicals, chewing gum, etc. More than 55% of that market was provided by Asia Pacific corporations.