December 2016

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.