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Poverty and inequality major ingredients in supermarket supply chains
(CPV) - Millions of women and men who produce our food are trapped in poverty and face brutal working conditions, despite billion-dollar profits in the food industry, reveals a new report published by Oxfam on June 21st 2018.
Singapore adds Sentosa to “special event area” for US-DPRK summit
09:15 06/06/2018
Singapore on June 5th added its southern resort island of Sentosa to a “special event area” designated for the upcoming summit between US President Donald Trump and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK)’s leader Kim Jong Un.
Thunderstorms kill 47 people in India
17:35 31/05/2018
Storms and lightning across a swathe of northern India have killed at least 47 people.
IFIs reaffirm commitment to coordinate results management
23:07 30/05/2018
(CPV) - Results management and independent evaluation must work hand in hand for international financial institutions (IFIs) to improve their performance and deliver significant development results on the ground, according to participants at a high-level meeting held today at ADB headquarters.
Chinese Foreign Affairs Minister Wang Yi visits US
18:25 24/05/2018
Chinese Minister of Foreign Affairs Wang Yi arrived in the US on May 23rd to exchange views on bilateral relations and issues of mutual interest.
US experts: China should refrain from actions further militarising East Sea
10:19 24/05/2018
China and other concerned nations should refrain from actions that further militarise the East Sea and parties need to sit down for negotiation via diplomatic channels to resolve the issue, according to an US expert.
ADB must prioritize sustainability
17:10 22/05/2018
(CPV) - Asia is rapidly evolving as are its development needs. To keep pace with these changing needs and to ensure that solutions multilateral development banks like ADB bring are effective, thorough assessment of their operations is crucial. In its 2018 Annual Evaluation Review (AER), Independent Evaluation at ADB draws out an overall picture of ADB’s performance.
Indian PM to meet Russian President Putin
16:48 21/05/2018
Indian Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi will hold an informal summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi on May 21st.
ASEAN condemns terrorist attacks in Indonesia
11:19 19/05/2018
The ASEAN foreign ministers on May 18th released a statement condemning recent terrorist attacks in Indonesia, according to the ASEAN Secretariat.
Vice-President Wencai Zhang: ADB hopes to strengthen the partnership further with Kazakhstan
22:21 18/05/2018
(CPV) - ADB Vice-President Mr. Wencai Zhang reaffirmed ADB’s strong development partnership with Kazakhstan during his 3-day visit to the country which concluded today. Mr. Zhang held meetings with Kazakhstan Prime Minister Mr. Bakytzhan Sagintayev and other senior government officials to discuss Kazakh and global economic prospects as well as the new Central Asian trade agenda at the 11th Astana