Monday, November 26, 2012
Economic integration among states in South and South West Asia offers a huge potential for sustainable development in the region, said a report of the U.N. Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) launched in Bangladesh capital, Dhaka, yesterday.
Saturday, November 3, 2012
The World Bank has approved an US$80 million grant for Myanmar to support its reform drive, resuming assistance for the former pariah nation after a quarter-century absence.
Friday, November 2, 2012
Myanmar's new foreign investment bill was with parliament on Thursday, seeking amendments to address concerns of foreign firms eager to enter the country, and it could be quickly approved and sent to the president to be signed into law, lawmakers said.
Monday, October 22, 2012
The World Bank says Bangladesh's economy is faring well despite the global economic crisis and should grow about 6 percent in the 2012-2013 fiscal year as long as a stable political situation prevails before the next national elections.
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Myanmar's reformist government on Thursday invited foreign investment in its agricultural sector as part of efforts to revive its struggling economy.
Cambodia is benefiting from new investment interest from Japanese companies facing violence and economic retaliation in China, the Asahi Shimbun reported.
Thursday, October 4, 2012
The Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, famed for seeking "happiness" for its citizens, is aiming to become the first nation in the world to turn its homegrown food and farmers 100 percent organic.
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
The Nepal government will keep a strict vigilance over imports for the Dashain festival -- the most auspicious festival of Nepalese Hindus -- in order to curb any possible revenue leakage.
Saturday, September 29, 2012
There will be a "high wave" of Chinese investment in Bangladesh in the next three to five years, the Chinese ambassador to Bangladesh said yesterday. Rising labor costs and economic restructuring in China were forcing businesses to relocate to other countries, including Bangladesh, Li Jun said.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Hanoi has attracted more than 230 foreign direct investment projects since the beginning of this year, with a total capital of US$919 million, according to the city's Department of Statistics.