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.
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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.
The world's largest car rental company, Enterprise Holdings, has entered into an agreement with new franchise partner TravelCar. As first steps with the new group, Enterprise will be bringing its three signature car rental brands, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car, to the countries of Armenia and Georgia.
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.
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.
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.
As the price of natural gas keeps declining, competition among Caspian Basin suppliers is picking up.
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.
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.
After nine years in office, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will step down in December perhaps without achieving one of his more ambitious and elusive political goals: ensuring the entry into force of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT).
Income inequality in the world is getting worse and is bringing with it further damage to the poorest of the world's population.
Nobu Su is not giving up on pursuing the truth behind the 2008 financial crisis and the likely criminal fraud underlying so much of it.
The heads of the world’s largest development banks have pledged to work together to substantially increase climate investments and ensure that development programs going forward consider climate risks and opportunities.
According to a new report by the U.S. Geological Survey, more than 180 million metric tons of undiscovered copper is likely available in a large swath of land running through the Middle East. That number is more than ten times the current annual world production of copper.
Malaysia Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Najib Tun Razak described the urgent need for greater scientific cooperation in the Asia-Pacific to mitigate emerging cross-border threats and move towards greater sustainable, inclusive development in remarks opening a two-day meeting of Chief Science Advisors from APEC member economies in Kuala Lumpur.
Sawlog prices have plummeted to 20% below 2011's all time high value. Dramatically lower demand for wood in China is one of the biggest reasons.