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Feb 28, 2021

Spain’s Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism, IFEMA and other government bodies and organisations involved in organising the leading international tourism fair have joined forces to relaunch worldwide tourism and consolidate Spain’s position as a standards-setter for safe tourism, within the framework of FITUR,...

Feb 26, 2021

133,098 acres of critical habitat comes under protection

Feb 21, 2021

Self-employed rural Indian women learn how to carry out basic online transactions. Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA)

Hundreds of thousands of Indian women are learning to market themselves and sell products online, with the support of a digital literacy project managed by the World Bank.

Women...

Feb 20, 2021

Lockdowns reverse the lengthy decline in laptop and desktop sales brought by a march of the mobiles.

The wholescale migration of business and leisure interests to the online realm driven by the protracted global COVID-19 lockdowns has seen rejuvenated sales in the personal-computer sector, a development that...

Feb 08, 2021

The U.S. government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Philippine National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) signed a new, five-year bilateral assistance agreement valued at more than Php7.25 billion ($150 million) to protect the Philippine environment.

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Feb 08, 2021

Purveyors of flesh substitutes are thriving in Hong Kong as demand rallies.

Rapid adoption of plant-based meat alternatives in Hong Kong has led one of the United States’ fastest-growing brands to stock its flagship product in supermarkets.

The October launch of Impossible Beef Made from Plants in...

Feb 01, 2021

Philippine Senator Sonny Angara of the center-right Laban ng Demokratikong Pilipino party on January 31 urged more of the country’s businesses to go digital in order to remain competitive under the prolonged Covid-19 lockdowns, the Inquirer reported.

“We want to see more economic activity this year but we...

Feb 01, 2021

Although Tonga, an archipelago in the South Pacific, has so far avoided COVID-19 cases, the pandemic has hit the economy hard along with the entire region, and helped Tongans become more resilient and less reliant on expensive food imports.

COVID-related travel restrictions, and increasing prices of imports...

Jan 23, 2021

Banking deregulation in 1992 paved the way for the establishment of new banks in Taiwan. Now, in 2021, 30 years down the road, we see the emergence of exclusively online banking amid the launch of a financial war worth trillions. With no brick and mortar branches or ATMs, all services are at one’s fingertips,...

Jan 19, 2021

Here are five key areas where EdTech solutions can help countries transition their short-term education solutions to the medium and long-term.

The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing governments around the world to find innovative and practical approaches to improve teaching and learning. An unprecedented surge in...

Jan 16, 2021

Bangkok (ESCAP news) – In early 2020, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the Small Enterprise Assistance Funds (SEAF) formalized a partnership to catalyze women’s entrepreneurship through gender lens impact investing in Asia.

Jan 15, 2021

SHANGHAI -- China was in 2019 ranked third in the world, behind the United States and Singapore, in terms of digital economy competitiveness, according to a recent report by the Shanghai Academy of Social Science.

The rise of digital technologies in China has accelerated the deep integration of various...

Jan 11, 2021

BANGKOK, Jan. 12, 2021 -- Thailand's high-tech Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) will this year become the first part of Southeast Asia to offer 5G telecommunications connectivity as it targets becoming the region's gateway and digital innovation hub, EEC Secretary General Kanit Sangsubhan said.

"Half the area...

Jan 10, 2021

Brunei’s ministry of finance and economy has unveiled the Brunei Darussalam Economic Blueprint on January 6, a strategic paper which sets goals to help the country move from an economy highly dependent on oil and gas to a “dynamic and sustainable economy.“

The blueprint is part of the country’s economic...

Jan 10, 2021

Under the patronage of the Ministry of Energy and Minerals, Oman Sustainability Week is being launched through a collaboration between Petroleum Development Oman (PDO), be’ah, Omanexpo and Ubar Conferences.

Jan 05, 2021

JAKARTA, 23 December 2020 – The ASEAN Ministers Responsible for Information (AMRI) endorsed the Framework for Promoting Accessibility for All in ASEAN Digital Broadcasting on 14 December.

Jan 05, 2021

HONG KONG, Jan. 5, 2021 -- With the continuous maturity of the technology and the hard work of various industries, the popularization of 5G networks is no longer a dream.

As the pace of 5G commercialization accelerates, relying on 5G's enhanced mobile broadband, high reliability, low latency, and massive...

Jan 05, 2021

Ørsted signs investment agreement for Taiwan wind farm

Danish wind power developer Ørsted signed an investment agreement in late December with Canadian institutional investor CDPQ (Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec) and local investor Cathay PE. Under the agreement, the latter two organizations will...

Dec 28, 2020

Vietnam has been ranked fifth in the world for digital evolution momentum by the 2020 Digital Intelligence Index, a ranking conducted by Massachusetts-based Fletcher School and Mastercard which surveyed digitisation of 90 economies using 160 key indicators of digital development across four key drivers.

Dec 28, 2020

Laos saw its first expressway, the Vientiane-Vang Vieng Expressway, officially being opened on December 20.

The 110-kilometer four-lane stretch is part of the planned China-Laos expressway, which eventually would connect the Lao capital with the country’s northern border town of Boten at an approximate...