The announcement that the People's Republic of China will set up a national emissions trading market in 2017 is a game-changer that could prompt similar moves elsewhere.
A forward-looking, regional approach is needed for countries in Central Asia to respond to the pandemic and prepare for future public health threats.
Last Friday, 7 March, 2014, Shanghai Chaori Solar Energy Science and Technology Co Ltd defaulted on its 1 billion yuan ’Chaori-11 bond‘ when it failed to pay in full the coupon due that day. The default should not have taken investors by surprise as the company has been struggling over the past few years due to general weakness in the solar panel market.
Vice-President Stephen Groff shares his views on cooperation among Mekong countries from the 22nd GMS Ministerial Conference in Ha Noi, Viet Nam.
Governments in Central and West Asia must commit to reforms and get them right, or face a downward spiral. The costs of the crisis are already obvious in rising deficits and debt. There is no room for complacency.
Developing economies in Asia have for years relied on partnerships with the private sector to pay for infrastructure projects. That could be in jeopardy during the pandemic.
Post-COVID economic recovery could be delayed in countries with poor track records on governance.
“Internet plus agriculture" can revitalize the country’s villages and boost productivity – if the government and the private sector work together.
To unlock investments in energy efficiency, we must remove financing barriers to small projects and attract more institutional capital.
Digital consultations and data collection are less time consuming than conducting face-to-face consultations. But meticulous attention to processes, contexts and results is needed.