AnalyzeThis! Infrastructure: What You Need to Know About Infrastructure Development

A new addition to the International Monetary Fund’s (IMFs) Analyze This! series of information videos focuses on infrastructure spending and its effect on societies. AnalyzeThis! Infrastructure explains how investing in infrastructure such as roads, bridges, railways, and faster broadband internet services can help bolster economic growth and provide economic opportunities for millions of people around the […]

Corruption: Singapore Cleanest, Cambodia Filthiest, Thailand Plummets Down The Rabbit Hole

Corruption: Singapore Cleanest, Cambodia Filthiest, Thailand Plummets Down The Rabbit Hole

The 2016 corruption perception index (CPI) by Transparency International (TI) contained few surprises in the Asean region. Singapore remains the country in the Asean Community (AC) with the lowest perceived level of corruption ranking seven globally, while Cambodia remains the Asean Community’s filthiest for a fourth year in a row, dropping to 156 out of […]

Malaysia Seeks to be Global Islamic Wealth Management Centre

With Islamic assets under management of some Rm132.4 billion (US$29.66 billion), Malaysia is well on its way towards establishing itself as the international centre of Islamic wealth management services, notwithstanding the ongoing 1MDB scandal. The country’s aim of cementing its position as the Islamic wealth management capital of the world received a boost recently with […]

ADB Told to Focus on Infrastructure Development, Climate, Food Security

ADB Told to Focus on Infrastructure Development, Climate, Food Security

More than a third of respondents to a poll* conducted by the Asian Development Blog, a social media communications tool of the bank of the same name, has told it to focus on infrastructure development financing in the year ahead. Infrastructure development topped a list that included climate finance, food security, access to credit for […]

2017 King’s Cup Elephant Polo Tournament To Kick Off March 9

Thailand’s annual jumbo corporate social responsibility (CSR) event of the year, the annual King’s Cup Elephant Polo Tournament, will be held on the banks of the Chao Phraya River next to Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort between March 9th and 12th. Held for the past 14 years, the 2017 King’s Cup Elephant Polo Tournament will be […]

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