Better access to G20 markets could boost
exports from poorest countries by 15%
UNCTAD, 22 December, 2016
The world’s poorest countries are barely engaging in
the global economy, but fully liberalising trade for these countries
into G20 markets could boost their exports by about 15%, according to
an UNCTAD report.
Bhutan and Nepal: Two ‘Least Developed
Countries’ That Could Change the Face of Asia
The Wire, 21 December, 2016
The immense hydropower potential of both countries
could help accelerate the economic development in the region.
Asia’s way to deal with Trumponics
The Star, 13 December, 2016
One key promise of Trumponomics is to develop infrastructure and
revitalise manufacturing. Accordingly, prices of production materials,
most importantly petroleum, which Asian countries usually depend on
and import, are likely to be high.
India’s SAARC boycott deprives entire South
Asian region: Sartaj Aziz
Daily Times, 7 December, 2016
The Adviser to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz has said
that with the postponement of the SAARC Summit, the people of South
Asia have been deprived of an important opportunity for cooperation.