Every morning on his way to work in Yangon, builder Zaw Min Tun takes a swig of water at a Buddhist temple, a vital place to quench a thirst for the many ordinary citizens left behind by Myanmar's economic boom.
Indonesia's inflation accelerated in May to its highest level in five months due to increased food prices, data showed Monday, as people stocked up before the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.
Human Rights Watch on Wednesday criticized the Bangladeshi government for failing to protect workers, saying not enough is being done to eliminate assault, intimidation and other abuses common in the garment industry.
Dressed in Chelsea soccer shorts and a wide-brimmed hat, Than Tun toils away in his paddy fiezld on the outskirts of Yangon, sweat pouring down his sinewy arms.
The president of energy-rich Turkmenistan said in comments broadcast Saturday that his energy dependent country has been hit hard by low oil prices and he urged the government to diversify the economy.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has projected Nepal's economy to grow between 4-5 percent this fiscal year based on the assumptions of two scenarios of agricultural, industrial and service sector growth. Likewise, inflation has been projected to remain between 7-8 percent.
Japan and Mongolia signed a free trade agreement Tuesday that is expected to open the landlocked frontier market to more Japanese auto exports and strengthen Tokyo's leverage with a key partner in its dealings with North Korea.
The Board of Investment (BoI), Bangladesh's apex investment promotion body, yesterday signed an agreement with Japan's largest bank to rope in investment from the Asian nation.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has expressed disappointment over the Ministry of Energy's (MOE) decision to scrap the consultant appointment process for the 140 MW Tanahun Hydropower Project.
More insurance is needed in countries with increasing aging populations to offset the burden on public retirement funds as nations in the Asia-Pacific see life expectancy increase, a senior official from a Japanese insurance company said.