Topic: Asian Development Bank
Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India are set to sign a gas pipeline deal tomorrow. But the planned route goes through two fierce Taliban areas, raising security concerns.
12/10/2010 02:27 pm
President Obama hopes to ink a US-South Korea free trade agreement Thursday. Trade deals among Asian countries are all the rage, but some say they may not have much impact.
11/10/2010 11:51 am
As world leaders gather in Seoul for their first G20 meeting in Asia, some economists argue that the push for stronger Asian currencies – particularly the Chinese yuan – will spur productivity gains.
11/10/2010 11:42 am
Ongoing confrontation between Pakistan's President Zardari and the high court has raised concerns about political instability, but some analysts say the lack of appetite for change means the government is likely to finish its term.
10/18/2010 01:25 pm
The government plans to start handing out cash grants to victims of the Pakistan floods in the coming weeks. Donations from abroad are dwindling as a costly recovery effort begins.
09/13/2010 01:31 pm
Flood relief to Pakistan has been increased three weeks after the crisis began. The US, Germany and Saudi Arabia all announced new pledges of aid, while Japan said it would send helicopters to help distribute food, water and medicine.
08/19/2010 11:07 am
The Laos government is banking on hydropower - with plans to build 55 dams - to sell electricity to its Asian neighbors. But critics say hydropower comes at the cost of more displaced farmers and altered rivers.
07/02/2010 09:00 am
Any effort by Afghanistan to improve water management could ruffle neighbors, who benefit from the country's losing two-thirds of its water due to lack of infrastructure.
06/15/2010 10:00 am
The Circle Bastiat Global Debt: A country-by-country look at spending for growth vs. deficit cutting
A look at the wave of debt crises spreading around the globe.
03/09/2010 01:05 pm
The Afghanistan economy must shift reliance off its poppy crop toward agriculture and mining. The government began a massive poppy eradication campaign this week.
03/05/2010 03:27 pm