Published 18-12-2009 13:05 GMT-0000
Published 18-12-2009 13:02 GMT-0000
MANILA, PHILIPPINES - Mongolia will receive support from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to assist with implementing reforms in the banking sector to promote growth and economic recovery in the wake of the global economic crisis.
Published 18-12-2009 12:56 GMT-0000
MANILA, PHILIPPINES - Wind offers a reliable and carbon emission-free source of electricity and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) is providing support to expand its use throughout remote communities in Asia, helping to alleviate poverty and improve lives.
MANILA, PHILIPPINES - Viet Nam is to provide clean water and hygienic toilets to 350,000 people in six central coast provinces, as it seeks to stay on track to meet national service targets and Millennium Development Goals in the sector.
INDIA: DEVIDE BENGAL & LOOSE NORTHEAST
REVAMP NORTH EASTERN DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL
Published 18-12-2009 12:51 GMT-0000
Never before has the business community operating out of the north-eastern part of the country been so worried about the future of their industry, trade and commerce as at present following the UPA government's decision to hold tripartite talks with the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) in its lair, Darjeeling, according an official recognition to the separatist hill movement.
SOARING PRICES SIDELINED IN EXCESSIVE GROWTH OBSESSIONS
Published 18-12-2009 12:32 GMT-0000
Published 18-12-2009 12:23 GMT-0000
India's record in the first decade of the 21st century is a mixed picture - robust economic growth on average (2000-09) but weak governance visible in most spheres of economic and social life of the billion-strong nation. The country enters the second decade with a grim scenario of greater threats to security, external and internal, than the challenges it had encountered in recent years.
Published 18-12-2009 12:12 GMT-0000
The Jamaican authorities and an IMF staff mission have reached agreement on the key elements of a program that the IMF would support with a loan under a Stand-By Arrangement (SBA).
Published 18-12-2009 12:07 GMT-0000
New York: A United Nations human rights expert voiced concern over the decision of a court to order Liberia to pay debts of about $20 million to two so-called â€œvulture fundsâ€ - private investment firms that buy the debts of struggling countries or companies at below face value and then aggressively pursue repayment of the entire sum.
Published 18-12-2009 12:03 GMT-0000
The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has completed the fifth review of Sierra Leone's economic performance under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility (PRGF) arrangement. Completion of the review, on December 16, 2009, will enable the immediate disbursement of SDR 12.185 million (US$19.3 million), bringing total disbursements under the arrangement to SDR 44.88 million (about US$71 million).
Published 18-12-2009 11:58 GMT-0000
New York: Efforts to forge a Middle East peace are â€œin a race against timeâ€ with both sides needing to do more, Israel by fulfilling its commitments, including a settlement freeze, under an internationally endorsed plan for a two-State solution, and the Palestinians by resuming negotiations, a senior United Nations official warned.
New York: Despite important steps taken by the Colombian Government, a climate of fear pervades the country's judicial system due to attacks and threats against the judiciary, victims and witnesses, a United Nations independent human rights expert warned, calling for greater transparency, independence and more equal access to justice.