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  • India food minister hungry to spark food processing industry
    Only 10% of Indian fresh food is processed, due to a lack of infrastructure and demand. Ahead of New Delhi’s World Food India 2017 event in November, minister of food processing industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal tells Jacopo Dettoni how the governm…
    - 4 days ago, 17 Aug 17, 7:01am -
  • In Dispute: a novel way around letting off wrong-doers
    A ruling on a dispute between Uzbekistan and an Indian investor has provided an innovative and potential game-changing solution to the problem of governments ducking liability over the poor treatment of investors in the event of them winning arbitrat…
    - 4 days ago, 17 Aug 17, 7:01am -
  • View from Asia: Tackling Asia's infrastructure shortfall
    Asia's infrastructure needs are vast, though they do vary from country to country, with the highest demand being in low-income countries. Lawrence Yeo explains what is being done to meet these needs.
    - 4 days ago, 17 Aug 17, 7:01am -
  • How Colombo's International Financial City became a political football
    China's involvement in the Colombo International Financial City saw Sri Lanka's dependence on Beijing-backed loans and investment spike, causing a popular backlash that forced out one president and caused his successor to renegotiate terms on the d…
    - 4 days ago, 17 Aug 17, 7:00am -
  • Zhuhai hopes bridge building with Hong Kong and Macau will pay off
    The Chinese city of Zhuhai will soon be joined to popular investment destinations Hong Kong and Macau via a long-awaited bridge connection. Jacopo Dettoni looks at what this could mean for the city, and the Pearl River Delta region as a whole.
    - 4 days ago, 17 Aug 17, 7:00am -
  • Why Sakae cast its net over Idaho
    Looking for a location for its R&D operations, Tokyo-based aluminium casting specialist Sakae Casting found eastern Idaho’s enthusiasm and academic structure – discovered in part due to a sister city relationship – a perfect fit for its first U…
    - 4 days ago, 17 Aug 17, 7:00am -
  • fDi’s Asia-Pacific Cities of the Future 2017/18 – the winners
    Singapore takes fDi’s crown once again as Asia-Pacific City of the Future, with Tokyo retaining its second place and Hong Kong rising to third. Cathy Mullan breaks down the results.
    - 7 days ago, 14 Aug 17, 4:00am -
  • South Korean president proposes corporate tax increase
    Big-earning companies face a corporate tax increase of more than 13%, subject to the National Assembly's approval, writes Sophie Drouliscos.
    - 13 days ago, 8 Aug 17, 11:01am -
  • Pakistani FDI up 22.6% thanks to China
    China has overtaken the US in investment in Pakistan, leading to a 22.6% increase in FDI overall. Natasha Turak reports.
    - 13 days ago, 8 Aug 17, 11:00am -
  • US Chamber of Commerce sheds members
    The US-India Business Council is the latest high-profile departure from the embattled US Chamber of Commerce, reports Natasha Turak.
    - 13 days ago, 8 Aug 17, 10:56am -

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  • A dual-citizenship row rattles the Australian government

    A dual-citizenship row rattles the Australian government

    WHEN two Australian Greens senators left parliament last month after learning that they were dual citizens, and thus in breach of the constitution, Malcolm Turnbull, the prime minister, condemned their “incredible sloppiness”. But on August 14…
    - 4 days ago, 17 Aug 17, 10:47am -
  • A massive blackout prompts questions about Taiwan’s energy policy

    A massive blackout prompts questions about Taiwan’s energy policy

    The blackout cast long shadowsLARGE parts of Taiwan went black: roads were lit only by the headlights of the cars driving along them, and even the capital’s landmark skyscraper, Taipei 101, was in darkness. The emergency services were inundated…
    - 4 days ago, 17 Aug 17, 10:47am -
  • The unfinished Partition of India and Pakistan

    The unfinished Partition of India and Pakistan

    EVERY year in mid-August India and Pakistan celebrate their independence in much the same way. School kids sing anthems; politicians make speeches; soldiers rattle sabres. The two countries share a quieter, more introspective ritual too: memories…
    - 4 days ago, 17 Aug 17, 10:47am -
  • The government of the Maldives is struggling to stay afloat

    The government of the Maldives is struggling to stay afloat

    THE resorts for which the Maldives are famous may be havens of tranquillity, but Malé, the country’s capital city, is a chaotic place. In addition to the extreme density of the population and the frenzy of the traffic, Maldivian politics have b…
    - 4 days ago, 17 Aug 17, 10:47am -
  • Indian officials are humiliating people who defecate outdoors

    Indian officials are humiliating people who defecate outdoors

    CRAMMED into Meena Choudhary’s mud-brick house in Yeoor, on the outskirts of Mumbai, are a television, fridge and washing machine. Yet until recently her family of six relieved themselves in nearby fields. The morning ritual involved arming hers…
    - 4 days ago, 17 Aug 17, 7:03am -
  • The Philippine president’s zany ideas have not hurt the economy

    The Philippine president’s zany ideas have not hurt the economy

    IN MATTERS of economics, as in other realms, Rodrigo Duterte, the president of the Philippines, is more than capable of flamboyant, populist gestures. Earlier this month, to the consternation of much of his cabinet, he signed a law abolishing tuit…
    - 5 days ago, 16 Aug 17, 3:04am -
  • Tokyo’s once ubiquitous public baths are fighting to survive

    Tokyo’s once ubiquitous public baths are fighting to survive

    Not to be confused with SoaplandSTEP from the fraying lobby into the tiled interior of Akebono-Yu, Tokyo’s oldest sento, or public bath-house, and there is an almost churchlike silence, interrupted only by the tinkle of spring water and the odd…
    - 11 days ago, 10 Aug 17, 10:41am -
  • The nephew of Singapore’s prime minister faces court

    The nephew of Singapore’s prime minister faces court

    “IN NORMAL circumstances…I would have sued,” said Lee Hsien Loong, the prime minister of Singapore, in July. He was responding to claims by his siblings that he was secretly manoeuvring to prevent the demolition of the house of his father, L…
    - 11 days ago, 10 Aug 17, 10:41am -
  • Repression is feeding the Muslim insurgency in southern Thailand

    Repression is feeding the Muslim insurgency in southern Thailand

    AT FIRST all seems well in the old centre of Pattani, a city surrounded by lush vegetation near the southern edge of Thailand. Shop buildings painted with bright purple, orange and blue rhombuses offer clove cigarettes, mobile phones, abayas and m…
    - 11 days ago, 10 Aug 17, 10:41am -
  • Militant Buddhist monks are stoking sectarian tensions in Myanmar

    Militant Buddhist monks are stoking sectarian tensions in Myanmar

    Alerting the world to Muslim misdeedsINSIDE a Buddhist monastery in Mandalay five teenagers are looking at a poster, bemused. A graphic collage of photos depicts children’s corpses, monks covered in blood and enraged jihadists brandishing weapo…
    - 11 days ago, 10 Aug 17, 10:41am -

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