Entries tagged "Development"

  • Myanmar Expands Thilawa Port | Dec. 22, 2017, 8:12 a.m.

    Myanmar's rapid increase in trade is pushing the expansion of Thilawa port with the support from Japanese government.

  • Japan and Myanmar to Cooperate on Infrastructure | Dec. 14, 2017, 9:15 a.m.

    At a meeting in Tokyo, the leaders of Myanmar and Japan agreed to further cooperation in the areas of urban development, transportation, and power infrastructure in Myanmar.

  • Constructing a New Global Order | Dec. 13, 2017, 5:09 p.m.

    There has to be a balance between funding any project that a government politician thinks is a good project versus a very long drawn out review process that could take up to a decade. Somewhere in between, there is something that’s long-term economically valuable.

  • Trump's $3T Afghan Mining Mirage | Nov. 29, 2017, 10:40 a.m.

    New plans to tap mineral wealth face old problems of violence, instability and corruption

  • OECD: SE Asia Needs Taxes for Infrastructure | Nov. 15, 2017, 9:54 a.m.

    Southeast Asian governments need to collect more taxes to sustain the region's infrastructure expansion, reports the OECD.

  • Economists Skeptical of BRI Benefits in Malaysia | Nov. 9, 2017, 11:22 a.m.

    Massive China-led projects in Malaysia may benefit Malaysia less than advertised.

  • Vietnam Launches Plant with Private Funds | Nov. 8, 2017, 9:18 a.m.

    Vietnam signs the contract on Wednesday to develop a coal-fired power plant, the first time the country has turned to private companies to finance infrastructure.

  • China's Global Aid Footprint | Oct. 12, 2017, 10:12 a.m.

    Quotes and Quotas is a weekly digest of phrases and facts that help explain Asia’s infrastructure push.

  • World Bank Urges Nations to Focus on Infrastructure Development for Second-tier Cities | Oct. 4, 2017, 9:26 a.m.

  • Infrastructure Boom Offers Fresh Start on Asian Road Safety | June 19, 2017, 8:54 a.m.

    Done right, Asia's massive infrastructure push could improve road safety, particularly for developing economies such as Kazakhstan.

  • Safety on the New Silk Road | June 16, 2017, 10 a.m.

    For developing economies like Kazakhstan, Asia’s infrastructure push offers opportunities to improve road safety.

  • Belt and Road Boosts China's Competitiveness | June 2, 2017, 8:45 a.m.

  • ADB Pursues Internal Reform | May 9, 2017, 8:37 a.m.

  • ADB: Private Sector Key to Filling Infrastructure Gap | May 5, 2017, 9:56 a.m.

  • The Asian Development Bank in a Reconnected Asia | April 25, 2017, 1:23 p.m.

    Asian Development Bank President Takehiko Nakao discusses infrastructure investment's impact on inclusive and sustainable economic growth in Asia at the 2017 Global Development Forum.

  • Roads, Energy Key for Investment in Asia | April 4, 2017, 9:06 a.m.

  • Assessing Asia’s Infrastructure Needs | March 2, 2017, 9 a.m.

    Quotes and Quotas is a weekly digest of phrases and facts that help explain Asia’s infrastructure push.

  • Disrupting Development Finance | Feb. 2, 2017, 1:19 p.m.

    The challenge today for multilateral development banks is not how to mobilize excess savings but how to catalyze abundant capital for development.

  • New Strategic Role in Myanmar for Asian Development Bank | Feb. 1, 2017, 12:05 a.m.

    The Asian Development Bank will sign and Agreement with Myanmar to become a strategic and operational adviser for the countries entire transportation sector.

  • AIIB Hits First-Year Lending Target | Jan. 26, 2017, 12:05 a.m.

    The China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank surpassed its lending target of $1.2 billion in its first year, according to Nikkei Asian Review.

  • Asia's Infrastructure Cultures | Jan. 11, 2017, 12:05 a.m.

    With the “Belt and Road” initiative, the fast establishment of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, the construction of ports and railways in Africa and elsewhere, and by pushing green energy, China is demonstrating what has been lost in the West in recent times.

  • Chasing the Dubai Dream | Jan. 10, 2017, 7:29 a.m.

    Is the “City of Gold” a miracle or a model for development?

  • Survival of the Unfittest | Jan. 4, 2017, 9 a.m.

    The China example shows that it will be important for other countries to invest not only in high-quality infrastructure, but to also dedicate sufficient thought in how best to plan and deliver these projects to stay within cost and time budgets.

  • Asia’s Emergent Middle Class | Dec. 14, 2016, 12:09 a.m.

    By 2030, two-thirds of the world’s middle class will reside in Asia. The middle class will demand quality infrastructure that meets their needs, without corruption or waste.

  • Too Much of a Good Thing | Dec. 7, 2016, 9 a.m.

    Unless China shifts to fewer and higher-quality infrastructure investments, the country is headed for an economic crisis, which is likely to spread to the international economy.

  • The Role of U.S. Soft-Infrastructure in Influencing the Reconnecting of Asia | Nov. 17, 2016, 3:49 p.m.

    There are six areas where the United States can directly influence the soft infrastructure in the reconnecting Asia footprint. All of these must be done in coordination with our bilateral and multilateral partners.

  • Barriers to Bankable Infrastructure | Nov. 2, 2016, 9:26 a.m.

    This report discusses the estimated $1 trillion annual global infrastructure gap and provides recommendations on how U.S. agencies and multilateral development banks can better incentivize private-sector investment in global infrastructure.

  • A Silk Road for the Twenty-First Century? | Nov. 1, 2016, 11:35 a.m.

    Many of the proposed projects will be delayed or never built, but those that are will transform the region.

  • Suu Kyi to push for Japan investment | Nov. 1, 2016, 11 a.m.

  • OBOR's Emerging Political Economy | Oct. 25, 2016, 8:30 a.m.

    While the Belt and Road Initiative has the potential to fund valuable new transit infrastructure, it also risks stirring domestic political competition, fueling networks of graft and rent-seeking, and not fulfilling its transformative potential.

  • Whither Eurasian Integration? | Oct. 25, 2016, 8:30 a.m.

    With the fall of the Bamboo Curtain in Asia and of the Iron Curtain in Europe, the progressive economic integration of the Greater Eurasian supercontinent became possible and by now it has become seemingly inevitable.

  • Kyrgyzstan in a Reconnecting Eurasia | June 18, 2015, midnight

    Kyrgyzstan views China's emphasis on infrastructure development and regional connectivity under the rubric of the Silk Road Economic Belt as wholly congruent with Kyrgyzstan's economic development priorities and national interests.