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Displacement fears fuel South Asia protests over infrastructure projects

By Rina Chandran and Ruma Paul MUMBAI/DHAKA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Protests against a power plant in Bangladesh and an industrial zone in southern Sri Lanka highlight growing anger across South Asia at big development projects which di.....»»

Category: topSource: yahooJan 10th, 2017

Fears Rise Among Indonesia"s Ethnic Chinese Amid Blasphemy Probe

Mounting street protests against the governor of Jakarta are reviving painful memories for many of Indonesia’s ethnic Chinese, a minority group that has long faced discrimination and persecution across much of Southeast Asia......»»

Category: topSource: wsjNov 26th, 2016

Sri Lankan PM fears collapse of SAARC because of India-Pak friction

Wickremesinghe says it is up to India to make South Asia a better place or walk away from it.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardOct 5th, 2016

Regional cooperation plan for South Asia identifies 74 projects in India

The plan identifies regional road and rail links that are aligned closely with trade routes toward the east.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardSep 26th, 2016

China Announces Major Projects to Boost Growth

China Announces Major Projects to Boost Growth Provincial projects worth more than $149.25-B were launched this week as China strives to boost growth, Shanghai Securities News reported Friday. The projects are mostly infrastructure-related, with the south.....»»

Category: topSource: livetradingnewsSep 24th, 2016

A Glimpse of Life Without Pipelines

When a major fuel line sprang a leak some pumps in the South ran out of gas and prices jumped. We can’t get by without this vital infrastructure......»»

Category: topSource: investingdailySep 23rd, 2016

With some gas stations dry, pipeline works to send more fuel

Gas prices spiked and drivers found "out of service" bags covering pumps as the gas shortage in the South rolled into the work week, raising fears that the disruptions could become more widespread......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralSep 19th, 2016

After weeks of pain at the pump, Mexicans are seeing effects of fuel price hikes spread to their grocery bills

While the protests in Mexico against the country's fuel price hikes have pulled back from the extremes seen earlier this month, demonstrations have continued in recent days. The prices increases, between 14% and 20% for gasoline and dies.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsider15 hr. 22 min. ago

The pain Mexicans are feeling at the gas pump is spreading to their stomachs

While the protests in Mexico against the country's fuel price hikes have pulled back from the extremes seen earlier this month, demonstrations have continued in recent days. The prices increases, between 14% and 20% for gasoline and dies.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsider16 hr. 52 min. ago

Asian investors look for bright spots in Trump"s America

Investors in Asia say it won't be a bad thing for them if Donald Trump doesn't achieve the $1 trillion in new infrastructure he's promised for the United States. Nichola Saminather explains why......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentral20 hr. 37 min. ago

"Indo-US ties to strengthen, widen under Trump administration"

India will play a key role in South Asia for US, says Raju Chintala.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardJan 19th, 2017

Colombia Wants to Boot Out Brazil"s Odebrecht

Colombia’s government is seeking to oust embattled Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht from the country amid a growing investigation into allegations that the company bribed officials to secure massive infrastructure projects......»»

Category: topSource: wsjJan 19th, 2017

These Are The Top 10 US Infrastructure Projects Trump Will Focus On

With Trump's Commerce Secretary, Wilber Ross, currently speaking in his confirmation hearing, it is convenient that overnight Barclays released a report looking at steel demand in the US as a result of Trump.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeJan 18th, 2017

RIL JV plans South Asia"s first halogenated butyl rubber unit at Jamnagar

Unit to produce 60,000 tonnes of the product a year; RIL owns 75% in JV with Russian firm SIBUR.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardJan 18th, 2017

Foxx: Private dollars alone can"t solve transportation woes

The outgoing secretary of transportation says stimulating private investment in infrastructure projects, as Donald Trump has proposed, can cover only a fraction of the costs of solving America's transportation problems......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsJan 17th, 2017

Online healthcare platform Practo raises Rs 360 cr in Series D funding

A part of the new funds will be used to expand the company's services in South East Asia.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardJan 17th, 2017

34 giant Chinese infrastructure projects that are reshaping the world

ReutersA huge change is underway in China. Over the next 10 years, the country plans to move 250 million people — the equivalent population of Indonesia — into the country's rapidly growing megacitie.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJan 17th, 2017

Sterling falls in Asia over hard Brexit fears - Irish Independent

Irish IndependentSterling falls in Asia over hard Brexit fearsIrish IndependentTraders work at their desks in front of the German share price index, DAX board 1 Tra.....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsJan 16th, 2017

Are big infrastructure projects castles in the air or bridges to nowhere?

IF THERE is a consensus right.....»»

Category: topSource: economistJan 16th, 2017

US Deploys Third Carrier Group In Asia To Boost "Naval Air Forces" In Disputed South China Sea

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Category: blogSource: zerohedgeJan 14th, 2017

Mahesh Sachdev: What does 2017 hold for South West Asia?

Multiplicity of actors and their shifting roles make it difficult to predict the outcomes.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardJan 14th, 2017