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Biden picks Penn president for Germany ambassador

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Friday announced he's nominating University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann to serve as U.S. ambassador to Germany. Gutmann has served ...

The Latest: Vaccinated Canadians won’t have to quarantine

TORONTO — Fully vaccinated Canadian citizens who test negative for COVID-19 will be exempt from two weeks of quarantine when returning to the country as of July 5, officials said Monday. ...

China, India drive Asia to defy COVID-19-induced investment slump

Foreign direct investment inflows to Asia rose 4% to $535 billion (€449 billion) last year, defying the COVID-19 pandemic as foreign investors continued to bet on the region's biggest markets...

AP Interview: Official says Nepal desperately needs vaccines

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal has significantly reduced coronavirus infections after its worst outbreak, which overwhelmed the country’s medical system, but is in desperate need of vaccines, its healt...

The Rise of Asia Pacific’s Infrastructure Asset Class

China REITs add a compelling dimension to the real assets sector in the region.Enabling the sustainable financing of these massive projects will spur the development of new financing vehic...

APREA Expands Reach into Real Assets with Infrastructure Investments to Push Boundaries and Create New Opportunities in the Region

APREA’s rebranding celebrates 16 years of long-term industry advocacy with re-found purpose in “Driving the Future of Real Assets” BEIJING, CHINA - Media OutReach - 25 May 2021 - APREA celebrates its ...

COVID: Cambodia's harsh lockdown aggravates food insecurity

After having seemingly triumphed over the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, recording just 366 cases in total last year, Cambodia has been sent into a tailspin following a major outbreak on February 20, whic...

Asian lender forecasts strong rebound for region in 2021

NOT YET (AP) — Developing Asian economies will grow at a solid 7.3% pace this year after contracting slightly in 2020 due to the pandemic, the Asian Development Bank says in its latest regional outloo...

Asia-Pacific economy to rebound in 2021, despite COVID

Asian economies are forecast to grow by 7.3% this year, according to a report by regional lender the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The positive outlook follows a small economic contraction last year ...

APREA Expands Reach into Real Assets with Infrastructure Investments to Push Boundaries and Create New Opportunities in the Region

APREA's rebranding celebrates 16 years of long-term industry advocacy with re-found purpose in “Driving the Future of Real Assets” SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 7 April 2021 - APREA celebrates its 16th...

Bangladesh at 50: From a 'basket case' to a rising economic star

At the time of independence in 1971, Bangladesh's economy was in tatters, a result of the bloody liberation war. Over 80% of the population were living in extreme poverty. In the following ye...

Technology for Change Week Asia highlights the need to close the gaps in digital inclusivity across the region

A virtual week exploring the issues affecting over 5 billion citizens in Asia - the built environment, access to education and reskilling, and food security. HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 24 Marc...

Security issues at play in Chinese firm’s failed bid for cable project

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese company is among three firms that have failed to secure a bid for an undersea cable project in the Pacific region, with much at stake, including security concern...

Developing Asia's projected 2020 contraction to be less severe than expected, ADB says

MANILA (Reuters) - Developing Asia is on course to contract this year, but probably less than previously thought as China recovers faster than expected, although the prolonged pandemic remains a risk ...

President positions Taiwan to make most of new global supply chain network

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) has vowed to strengthen business collaboration and make Taiwan a high-tech center and high-end manufacturing hub. Tsai made the remarks at...