Climate-Resilient Water Management: An operational framework from South Asia, Learning Paper, March 2018

Climate-Resilient Water Management: An operational framework from South Asia, Learning Paper, March 2018

New approach puts theory of Climate-Resilient Water Management into practice on the ground Climate-driven water scarcity could reduce GDP growth rates in South Asia by as much as 6%.1 Climate change will increase water-stress through irregular rainfall patterns and increased incidence of floods and droughts. The Action on Climate Today (ACT) programme has developed a […]

Asian stocks look set to slip following US declines as bond yields rise

Asian stocks look set to slip following US declines as bond yields rise

U.S. stocks closed lower on Tuesday, with the Dow Jones industrial average snapping eight consecutive days of gains. The declines came after Home Depot announced sales missed forecasts while interest rates also weighed. The Dow declined 0.78 percent, or 193 points, to close at 24,706.41, the S&P 500 edged down by 0.68 percent to 2,711.45 […]

Eurozone bonds sold as ECB policymaker points to move on rates

Eurozone bonds sold as ECB policymaker points to move on rates

Michael Hunter in London and Edward White in Wellington May 14, 2018 Print this page Monday 12:00 BST What you need to know Wall St futures point to gains for S&P 500 after its biggest weekly rise in 2 months Comments from François Villeroy de Galhau precede bond sell-off and euro rally Momentum from stronger […]

Cambodia: Release Ex-Radio Free Asia Journalists

Cambodia: Release Ex-Radio Free Asia Journalists

Uon Chhin and Yeang Sothearin, former journalists of the Radio Free Asia (RFA), sit inside a police vehicle as they arrive for a bail hearing at the Appeal Court in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on April 19, 2018.  © 2018 Reuters / Samrang Pring (New York) – Cambodian authorities should drop fabricated espionage charges against former […]

Asia a promising region for media business: PM Narendra Modi

Asia a promising region for media business: PM Narendra Modi

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said Asia has emerged as a promising region for media businesses and offers opportunities for international cooperation. The PM’s message, delivered during the closing ceremony of the two-day Asia Media Summit, was read out by Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD) director Chang Jin. “Prime Minister Modi […]

10 years after Sichuan, China transforms quake preparedness, but Asia lags

10 years after Sichuan, China transforms quake preparedness, but Asia lags

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – One decade after an earthquake killed almost 70,000 people, China’s investment in disaster preparedness means a similar tragedy is unlikely, said experts who urged other Asian nations to follow suit. The massive quake that rocked China’s southwestern province of Sichuan on the afternoon of May 12, 2008, left about […]

Central Asia Opens the Door to Afghanistan

Central Asia Opens the Door to Afghanistan

The Central Asia states are redrawing the boundary of their region, so the cartographers will have to run to keep up. “Central Asia” as a defined place of states and borders is a recent idea, dating to the immediate post-Soviet period when the former republics of Soviet Central Asia – Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Kyrgyzstan […]

Markets in Asia poised for gains; traders watching oil prices

Markets in Asia poised for gains; traders watching oil prices

The rally in stocks came as oil prices advanced to multi-year highs as investors digested the impact renewed U.S. sanctions on Iran would have on oil supplies. Washington will probably renew sanctions on the OPEC member after 180 days, unless some other deal is reached, Reuters reported. U.S. crude futures added 3 percent to settle […]