South Asia needs to improve its subdued
Business Standard, 25 April,
South Asia is becoming one of the most interesting
regions in the world economy, displaying unprecedented growth,
averaging close to six per cent per annum since the 1990s. According
to a new World Bank report, it has consolidated its position as the
global leader in growth.
Helen Clark: Statement to the 35th Meeting of
the International Monetary and Financial Committee
UNDP, 19 April, 2017
The United Nations appreciates the continuing
collaboration with the IMF and other IATF members in this important
workstream, and welcomes new institutional discussions to strengthen
co-operation and leverage our comparative advantages further in
pursuit of implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs.
India - Bangladesh Joint Statement during the
State Visit of Prime Minister of Bangladesh to India
Ministry of External Affairs,
Government of India, 8 April, 2017
During the talks, the two Prime Ministers affirmed
that the relationship between India and Bangladesh was anchored in
history, culture, language and shared values of secularism, democracy,
and countless other commonalities between the two countries.
Myanmar joins ADB’s South Asia economic body
Daily Star, 1 April, 2017
Myanmar has formally become a full member of South
Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) programme of Asian
Development Bank (ADB) being the seventh country to join the group.