National & Features Syndicate content

Jun 03, 2021

The biggest country in both Europe and Asia, Russia is recovering following a sharp recession induced by the COVID-19 pandemic last year, giving Hong Kong-based exporters attractive opportunities.

The biggest country in both Europe and Asia, Russia is recovering following a sharp recession induced by the...

May 08, 2021

Malaysia is setting up a new government entity to support the digital economy and the digitisation of businesses and administrative processes in the country.

The National Council of Digital Economy and Fourth Industrial Revolution, chaired by Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin, has endorsed the...

Apr 04, 2021

The new USAID-DepEd agreement supports improving the quality of education in the Philippines. RTI International

The United States, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Philippine Department of Education (DepEd), signed a new, five-year bilateral assistance agreement...

Mar 29, 2021

Highlighting COVID – 19 Prevention Best Practice to Boost Confidence of Global Trade Partners

Mar 21, 2021

Digital banks – also known as neobanks – are preparing their market entry into the Philippines as the country’s central bank is in the process of issuing them licenses by 2022, according to a report by S&P Global Market Intelligence.

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas in November 2020 approved a new license...

Mar 21, 2021

The water shortage across Taiwan has reached alarming levels as more than half of reservoirs are running dry. Digging wells and recycling wastewater are longer-term measures that cannot alleviate the immediate critical situation. What else can Taiwan do to better manage scarce water resources?

Mar 14, 2021

Smart traffic monitoring and operation centre in HCM City. Việt Nam targets to form digital Government by 2025. — Photo hanoimoi.com.vn

HÀ NỘI — Minister of Information and Communications Nguyễn Mạnh Hùng said on Wednesday that the Government within the first quarter or early in the second quarter of this...

Mar 14, 2021

Developing markets are taking to online sourcing as COVID-19 pandemic restricts travel.

Fast-developing markets in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) are renowned for leap-frog technological progress. Kenya was a pioneer of online banking, bypassing the slow and expensive process of setting up peripheral...

Mar 13, 2021

Bangkok, Thailand - The United States government, together with Facebook Thailand and DAI, is working with nearly 400 Thai university students to promote digital literacy, critical thinking, online identity security, and positive online communications.

Feb 21, 2021

Self-employed rural Indian women learn how to carry out basic online transactions. Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA)

Hundreds of thousands of Indian women are learning to market themselves and sell products online, with the support of a digital literacy project managed by the World Bank.

Women...

Feb 08, 2021

The U.S. government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Philippine National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) signed a new, five-year bilateral assistance agreement valued at more than Php7.25 billion ($150 million) to protect the Philippine environment.

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Feb 01, 2021

Although Tonga, an archipelago in the South Pacific, has so far avoided COVID-19 cases, the pandemic has hit the economy hard along with the entire region, and helped Tongans become more resilient and less reliant on expensive food imports.

COVID-related travel restrictions, and increasing prices of imports...