For most of history all populations in the world grew with more children compared to the adult populations. Now Asia is facing a crisis because of the presence of less children and a higher percentage of adults. Representatives across the region gathered June 12-13 in Mongolia to discuss the issue.
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As a means of spurring more inclusive growth and balanced urban development in Bhutan, the Asian Development Bank has approved a $10 million loan to help develop the secondary towns of Samdrup Jongkhar, Sarpang and Trashigang into local economic hubs.
Luxury and experiential travel network Virtuoso just announced new resorts opening in its network in China, Mexico, Poland and Bhutan.
Senior journalists from Vietnam revealed on August 18 that their country now has anti-ship cruise missiles provided by India.
Climate change may be a major contributor to water problems in South Asia, with rapidly changing heat, rainfall, and flooding creating havoc. A second major problem is the lack of effective regional cooperation between Asian countries such as Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India and Nepal.
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.
Until the 1960s, the South Asian nation of Bhutan, did not have phones, an airport, hospitals, a postal service or a national currency. Today, it is the fastest growing economy in Asia, according to a new report from the Philippines-based Asian Development Bank.
The Royal Government of Bhutan and the World Bank recently signed into effect the preparation of the Strategic Program for Climate Resilience (SPCR) Grant of US$1.5 million to improve the country's climate resilience.
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.
According to the World Health Organization, depression is already rapidly climbing its way into the ranks of the top three biggest diseases in the next 15 years. That's the reasoning behind holding the first Global Dialog on Happiness in Dubai on February 11, in which Governments were urged to follow Bhutan's visionary example of prioritizing citizen happiness as public policy.
The Kingdom of Bhutan may be about to get much higher speed internet for its tiny kingdom, thanks to a landmark deal being arranged with neigboring Bangladesh.
The Bank of Bhutan Ltd. (BOBL), the first and largest commercial bank in Bhutan -- and also its oldest, just announced that BOBL has begun accepting JCB cards (from Japan-based JCB International Co., Ltd.) at the bank's merchants.
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.
In the past, farmers in Bhutan had to sell their goods one of two ways. Through direct sales to individuals they already had lined up as customers or via gatherings in public markets. The new online auction approach is already showing an easier and more profitable way to sell newly-harvested crops.
Bhutan's new eRegulations information portal and Cameroon's MyBusiness.cm received Global Enterprise Registration awards week during the opening reception of the 2016 World Investment Forum. Bhutan was also singled out for the top honor in a separate award to make entrepreneurial startups easier.
Uniquely in the world, Bhutan has a ‘gross national happiness’ philosophy which it uses to guide government policy in a number of areas. That happiness philosophy, however, is creating some friction in the new BBIN infrastructure agreement connecting Bhutan with its “BBIN” neighbors.
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.
Bhutan smallholder farmers will receive more than $25 million investment from different organizations and two developed countries, Canada and Sweden, to boost production capacity of the country's hazelnut produce and lift about 15% of the population out of the poverty line.
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.