• Mon, 14 May 2018 11:45
    PwC report seeks to spur Asean to action
    Southeast Asia needs to evolve beyond passive growth and take more proactive measures to continue attracting investment and developing its institutions, people and technological capabilities, the PwC Growth Markets Centre says in an annual report.
    Economy
  • Thu, 10 May 2018 01:00
    Crowding in Asia’s private sector to accelerate infra development
    IN THE world of infrastructure, the funding deficit is a well-established fact. Asia needs US$26 trillion (Bt835 trillion)by 2030 for new buildouts, and Africa requires US$93 million a year to scale up projects. Much of the money has so far come from direct government financing or funding support from development banks.
    Economy
  • Tue, 14 Nov 2017 01:00
    Asia, Europe need to deepen ties in changing world
    In the end, it is simple. Europe needs Asia, and Asia needs Europe – not only as trading partners, but as friends and allies in a world where the geopolitical realities are changing fast, and where global threats and challenges endanger Asians and Europeans alike.
    opinion
  • Fri, 10 Nov 2017 01:00
    Asia needs more dialogue
    Many of Asia’s nations evolved from colonial influences in the 1950s – they are still young, yet several have ancient histories.
    opinion
  • Fri, 03 Nov 2017 01:00
    Anxious Asia needs reassurance from visiting Trump 
    Finesse was not an attribute of President Donald Trump’s visit to Europe last May for the Nato and G-7 summits.
    opinion
  • Mon, 03 Jul 2017 18:06
    New aircraft mechanics course tailored to meet Thai AirAsia needs
    Thai AirAsia has signed a collaborative agreement with Rajamangala University of Technology Krungthep and Bangkok Aviation Centre (BAC) for the provision of a development programme for aircraft mechanics, which will offer an intensive one-year course and the opportunity to be immediately employed by the airline.
    Breaking News
  • Tue, 25 Apr 2017 01:00
    Asia needs ‘thinking’ media to avoid ‘Arab Spring’ chaos 
    In December last year two UN agencies – UNDP and Unesco – organised a gathering in Bangkok called “Case 4 Space” where young activist communicators from Asia were brought together and largely addressed by westerners on how to demand space for their voices to be heard.
    opinion
  • Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:34
    Asia needs 300 billion dollars a year to uphold Paris climate goals
    Manila - Developing Asia needs to shell out 300 billion dollars every year if it intends to meet the goals agreed to at the 2015 Paris climate summit, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) said Tuesday.
    Breaking News
  • Tue, 08 Mar 2016 21:38
    Asia needs to do more for women's rights
    As the world marked International Women's Day on March 8, stakeholders and observers alike have noted that significant steps have been made in Asia but more still needs to be done.
    national
  • Thu, 09 Apr 2015 01:00
    Green bonds - promoting environmentally responsible development
    ASIA NEEDS to invest heavily in infrastructure to sustain growth. But unless we design sustainable projects, we risk running up an environmental bill for future generations.
    Economy
  • Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:52
    Southeast Asia needs regional aviation regulators: AirAsia chief
    SINGAPORE, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Southeast Asia needs regional aviation regulators to streamline a fragmented safety framework and ensure common standards for aircrew training in the booming industry, AirAsia's group chief executive officer said.
    Breaking News
  • Mon, 10 Nov 2014 14:41
    Asia needs to work harder for healthy integration: Moody's CEO
    Hong Kong - Asia's current financial market infrastructure is insufficient to support the next stage of economic growth or to meet the huge challenges of financing essential urban development, said Moody's Corp Chief Executive Officer Raymond McDaniel.
    business
  • Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:00
    Asia needs stronger trade cooperation 'now more than ever'
    Shifting relations between Asian countries and the changing global economy mean that Asia needs to strengthen its economic cooperation, the Asian Development Bank says in its latest "Asian Economic Integration Monitor".
    Economy
  • Sat, 08 Mar 2014 00:00
    Asia needs more women in tech
    International Women's Day is a time to reflect on the ways in which technology changed my life and that of every woman. Our lives have been transformed through new tools to share and connect, and that has helped us change the lives of those around us.
    opinion
  • Fri, 04 Oct 2013 00:00
    Emerging Asia needs sound economic policies as growth prospects sag, Fitch warns
    Credible, coherent economic policy management by authorities in emerging Asia will likely be the central factor in determining regional sovereign credit outlooks, as the economies face their weakest growth prospects since 1998, Fitch Ratings says in a spe
    Economy
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