FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — Hundreds of people across Southeast Asia – often children or impoverished villagers looking for scrap metal –continue to be maimed or killed every year by land mines and unexploded bombs, despite a concerted effort by governments to rid the region of the scourge.
FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — If Italy fails to meet its sovereign debt commitments falling due in January and February, then the world may finally witness the doomsday economic scenario many fear is looking inevitable. Markets […]
FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — As the deadline for launching the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) nears, its critics are finding their voice. That voice is becoming louder and casting doubts over the readiness of the future […]
FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — Plans for a China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) have proved divisive. As a potential competitor to the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) it has not been welcomed by […]