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

Tensions in Asia Rise as Japan Protests South Korea Military Drills in Disputed Waters

Tokyo has lodged a formal protest over South Korea's decision to hold military drills at the Liancourt Rocks, called Takeshima in Japan and Dokdo in South Korea......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekMar 24th, 2017

L&T Hydrocarbon bags EPCM services contract from Shell

As per the pact, LTHE will provide EPCM services for Shell projects in ME, South East Asia & India.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardFeb 28th, 2017

Construction firm Mfar Holdings will focus on infrastructure projects in South

Bengaluru-based construction company Mfar Holdings will focus on public-private partnerships in infrastructure projects and expand its hospitality network in the country. Speaking to BusinessLine, ........»»

Category: topSource: thehindubusinesslineFeb 8th, 2017

Energy Acquisitions Fuel Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P."s Fourth-Quarter Results

The recent completion of acquisitions and grow projects fueled robust growth for the global infrastructure owner......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsFeb 1st, 2017

Bills Cracking Down on Protests Fuel Free Speech Fears

Bills have been introduced over t.....»»

Category: topSource: newsweekJan 27th, 2017

Green Energy Features Big Among Trump"s Top 50 Infrastructure Projects

Despite his vocal support for more fossil fuel production.....»»

Category: smallbizSource: forbesJan 27th, 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

"1.5 bn people of South Asia vulnerable to rare genetic diseases"

Not too long ago, when a person went in for a surgery in Indian hospitals, it was not uncommon to hear doctors ask him or her two questions -- whether the patient was from the Vaishya community and i........»»

Category: topSource: thehindubusinesslineJul 20th, 2017

India on course to achieve 7.4% projected growth: ADB report

According to the report, South Asia will be the fastest growing of all subregions in Asia, Pacific.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardJul 20th, 2017

Kerala Infrastructure Fund Board sanctions projects worth Rs 3,800 crore

To invest in different sectors which includes forest, public works, water resources and power.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardJul 19th, 2017

NuStar Energy moves forward with two cross-border pipeline projects

After years of waiting, San Antonio-based midstream company NuStar Energy now has the green light to move forward with two cross-border pipeline projects in South Texas. The U.S. State Department issued three presidential permits on June 29 giving NuSt.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 18th, 2017

A key American defense has failed, and now Russia fears no reprisal for hacking the US

Russia has boldly intruded into vital US infrastructure (elections, nuclear power plants) because they don't fear a US reprisal. The US has not offered a strong response to Russian cyber attacks despite being aware of it for years.  Rus.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJul 17th, 2017

Creador invests $42 million in Paras Healthcare

Creador is a private equity firm focused on long-term investment businesses in South Asia.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardJul 17th, 2017

Connecticut"s Fiscal Woes Spell Bad News for Road, Rail Renewal

Connecticut’s roads, bridges and rail projects may be in for trouble. After the state failed to pass a budget before the fiscal year ended on June 30, lawmakers are now taking aim at infrastructure projects......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjJul 16th, 2017

The New Silk Road Will Go Through Syria

Authored by Pepe Escobar via Asia Times, China and Syria have already begun discussing post-war infrastructure investment; with a 'Matchmaking Fair for Syria Reconstruction' held in Beijing Amid the proverbial doom and gloom pervading all things.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeJul 14th, 2017