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At least three killed in factory fire in northern India
21/11/2017
On November 20th, at least three people were killed and 15 others are feared trapped under debris after a three-storey plastics factory caught fire and collapsed in the northern Indian state of Punjab.
DSM, Sight and Life deliver better nutrition to at-risk children and mothers in Nigeria
15:09 31/10/2017
(CPV) - Royal DSM, a global science company active in health and nutrition, UN children’s agency UNICEF, and Swiss-based humanitarian nutrition think tank Sight and Life today announced a new partnership to deliver better nutrition to at-risk children and mothers in Nigeria. The partners will also advocate on a global scale for micronutrient supplementation.
Singapore announces roadmap for financial industry transformation
10:06 31/10/2017
The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) released its roadmap to transform the local financial services industry on October 30th.
ADB supports new strategy for Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation
22:58 30/10/2017
(CPV) - The 16th Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Ministerial Conference was held in Dushanbe on October 27th 2017. Tajikistan President Emomali Rahmon made the keynote address. ADB President Takehiko Nakao made the special address.
President Trump congratulates China’s Xi Jinping after CPC Congress
16:22 26/10/2017
US President Donald Trump on October 25th spoke to Chinese President Xi Jinping to congratulate him for the successful conclusion of the 19th Communist Party of China (CPC) National Congress in Beijing.
Armenia develops its financial markets
10:16 26/10/2017
(CPV) - ADB's Board of Directors has approved a USD40 million policy-based loan to help the Government of Armenia’s ongoing efforts to strengthen fiscal sustainability and support the development of financial markets in the country.
Defence Minister calls for joint efforts in coping with current challenges
11:19 25/10/2017
Defence Minister General Ngo Xuan Lich has called on the ASEAN countries and partners to have joint efforts, shared perspectives and strategic trust, in dealing with current challenges to maintain a peaceful and stable environment.
RoK President names SMEs and start-ups Minister
16:22 24/10/2017
The Republic of Korea (RoK)’s President Moon Jae-in on October 23rd named former lawmaker of the Democratic Party and liberal economist Hong Jong-haak as Minister of SMEs (small-and medium-sized businesses) and Start-ups.
Marshall Islands strengthens public financial management and state-owned enterprise reforms
10:12 24/10/2017
(CPV) - ADB's Board of Directors has approved a USD2 million grant to help strengthen public financial management in the Marshall Islands by enhancing the institutional capacity of the Ministry of Finance to effectively implement public financial management (PFM) and state-owned enterprise (SOE) reforms.
Typhoon Lan hits Japan, tens of thousands forced to evacuate
18:24 23/10/2017
Tens of thousands of people were forced to evacuate their homes as powerful winds from Typhoon Lan lashed Japan on Sunday (October 22nd).