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Monday, February 1, 2016
Nepal's external debt increased by 16.86 billion repees in the first quarter of the fiscal year as the rupee plunged against the U.S. dollar and Special Drawing Rights (SDR), Nepal's Financial Comptroller General Office (FCGO) has said.
ILO pushes Bangladesh on factory safety
The International Labour Organization yesterday urged Bangladesh to complete the remediation process in the garment sector as soon as possible to save the sector from any future catastrophe.
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Cambodian police arrested dozens of garment workers Monday, breaking up a pay protest with water cannon at a factory site near the Vietnamese border, unions and a local governor said.
Monday, December 21, 2015
Soaring aspirations of Myanma drone enthusiasts
In a ramshackle workshop behind a bustling Yangon market, Kyi Tha fixes the plastic propeller of a home-made drone, one of a growing number of enthusiasts refusing to let poverty clip the wings of their hi-tech dreams.
Thursday, December 10, 2015
Myanmar opens new stock exchange
Myanmar inaugurated a new stock exchange on Wednesday with plans for six companies to start trading in March.
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Bangladesh pharma sales set to treble by 2024
Sales of generic drugs in Bangladesh will treble to 303 billion taka (US$3.87 billion) a year by 2024, thanks in part to the recent extension of the medicine patent waiver, which will make quality products more accessible.
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Myanmar will open its first major stock exchange next week after months of delays, authorities said Tuesday, as the long-cloistered economy slowly opens up.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
The World Bank has formally signed off a US$250 million grant to upgrade roads crossing Afghanistan's Hindu Kush mountains, crucial trade links that are often closed in winter by snow.
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
China to send Nepal 1,000 tonnes of petrol by Nov. 25
The mainland Chinese government has asked Nepal to take delivery of 1,000 tonnes of petrol it has pledged in grant by Nov. 25, the state-owned Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) said on Sunday.
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Despite the slump in energy prices, oil and gas fields in Myanmar will soon be the busiest in Asia as foreign and local investors begin to ratchet up their explorations, a recent seminar was told.
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