Zambia's risk of default highlights Africa's debt crisis

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Facing financial difficulties aggravated by the coronavirus pandemic, the southern African nation of Zambia appears headed for a default on debt owed to private investors. ...

DFA Awards 2020 Winners Announcement: 3 Design Trendsetters, 16 Young Designers and 197 Outstanding Projects Honoured for Design Excellence

HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 30 October 2020 - DFA Awards 2020 is pleased to announce its recipients for the year of 2020. Three design trendsetters have been recognised under the three individ...

More consumer education and collaboration needed, argues new Economist Intelligence Unit study on the impact of covid-19 on illicit trade

There will be at least five lasting effects from the pandemic, including rising demand for certain categories of illicit goods and an exacerbation of the e-commerce problem. Those effects can be addr...

Dark déjà vu for European economy as virus cases spike

LONDON (AP) — Europe’s economy was just catching its breath from what had been the sharpest recession in modern history. A resurgence in coronavirus cases this month is a bitter blow that will likely ...

Is rapid urbanization making Pakistan's cities less livable?

Lahore, the capital of Pakistan's Punjab province, is shrouded in plumes of smog from October to February every year as crop burning exacerbates the city's air pollution problem. The monsoo...

Japan’s innovative life sciences sector risks falling behind global rivals, according to Economist Intelligence Unit report

High-quality scientific publications from Japan decreased by 17% between 2015 and 2019, while China's increased by 80% during the same period. Women make up only 15% of the R&D workforce, and fore...

Structural changes required to make Japan’s health system sustainable, according to Economist Intelligence Unit report

Challenges from ageing populations and covid-19 are putting pressure on Japan's health system Japan's health system falls behind its peers in terms of long-term strategic perspective Price review and ...

Ethiopia charges prominent opposition figure with terrorism

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia's most prominent opposition figure, Jawar Mohammed, and 23 other people have been charged with terrorism-related offenses, telecom fraud and other criminal activi...

New political turmoil hits Peru with dicey impeachment vote

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peruvian President Martín Vizcarra is facing the threat of impeachment after the country’s opposition-controlled Congress agreed Friday to vote on his possible ouster just a day afte...

Urban flooding — who is responsible for Karachi's woes?

"I had to walk for nearly five hours to reach home from my workplace. It was raining heavily and I had to wrap a plastic bag around my mobile phone and other electronic gadgets," Saad Ahmed ...

For pandemic jobless, the only real certainty is uncertainty

CHICAGO (AP) — For three decades, Kelly Flint flourished as a corporate travel agent, sending everyone from business titans to oil riggers around the planet. Then came the worst pandemic in a century,...

The US, Australia and Canada lead, but no G20 country is fully prepared for the needs of ageing populations, according to new research from the Economist Intelligence Unit

The US ranks the highest globally in creating an enabling environment supportive of longevity and healthy ageing with an overall score of 76.1 out of a possible 100 Canada (3rd) and Brazil (11th) scor...

The US, Australia and Canada lead, but no G20 country is fully prepared for the needs of ageing populations, according to new research from the Economist Intelligence Unit

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G20 countries in Asia Pacific are not prepared for the needs of ageing populations, according to new research from the Economist Intelligence Unit

Australia leads the Asia Pacific region in creating an enabling environment supportive of longevity and healthy ageing with an overall score of 75.2 out of a possible 100, ranking second globally behi...

SP Jain School of Global Management introduces flexible learning options for its BBA program

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 21th July 2020 - SP Jain School of Global Management (SP Jain Global) announced today the launch of a new set of flexible learning options for its Bachelor of Business Adm...