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   3 Tech Trends in Asia-Pacific That Hint at Canada’s Future: IDC
Source: itbusiness.ca
Source Date: Monday, May 02, 2016
Focus: Electronic and Mobile Government
Summary: Is the future state of Canada’s technology market already playing out in the Asia-Pacific region? Some sophisticated trends in the mobility and augmented or virtual reality markets seen in the east will inevitably make their way to Canada, analysts with IDC Canada say.
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   An End to Internet Freedom
Source: nation.com
Source Date: Tuesday, May 03, 2016
Focus: Citizen Engagement
Summary: What was seen as the worst-case scenario for internet freedom in the country has taken place. The National Assembly approved the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill 2015, leaving the Senate as the only thing that now stands in the way of this bill being turned into law. When the government first announced that a new bill to prevent cybercrime was in the pipeline, experts thought PML-N was attempt ... Read More
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   Internet Censorship, Here and Over There
Source: psmag.com
Source Date: Thursday, April 14, 2016
Focus: Citizen Engagement
Summary: Uproar this year over an “Internet Kill Switch” bill has largely subsided because the legislation has stalled in the Senate. The summer controversy focused on a proposed presidential power to declare a national emergency and shut down parts of the Web dealing with “critical infrastructure,” for up to four weeks — which under a willing White House legal adviser, critics said, might lead to Chinese- ... Read More
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   Lending to SMEs and Entrepreneurs Is Improving, but More Diverse Forms of Financing Are Needed
Source: www.oecd.
Source Date: Tuesday, May 03, 2016
Focus: Institution and HR Management
Summary: Financing for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) has turned the corner from the downswing seen during the global financial crisis, but overall credit conditions remain challenging and access to external finance continues to be much tighter for SMEs than larger firms, according to a new OECD report. Financing SMEs and Entrepreneurs 2016: An OECD Scoreboard underlines that SMEs remain over-re ... Read More
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   Unprecedented Collaboration Among Development Partners to Improve Infrastructure Implementation
Source: www.worldbank
Source Date: Saturday, April 16, 2016
Focus: Institution and HR Management
Summary: The inaugural Global Infrastructure Forum 2016 convening here today brings together for the first time the leaders of the multilateral development banks (MDBs) -- African Development Bank, Asian Development Bank, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, European Investment Bank, Inter-American Development Bank Group, Islamic Development Bank, New Deve ... Read More
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   Broadening the Oversight of a Free and Open Internet
Source: www.wsj
Source Date: Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Focus: Institution and HR Management
Summary: Today the global Internet connects three billion of us. While it has grown, the world has shrunk. Geographic distance has become less relevant as we can more easily access information, communicate and reach new customers. The Internet has matured because it is free and open, led by the private economy and based on voluntary standards. It is built on the principles that define America: free enterpr ... Read More
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   Greying Asia-Pacific Drives Tech Troubleshoot
Source: www.apec
Source Date: Friday, April 15, 2016
Focus: Institution and HR Management
Summary: Significant demographic changes in the Asia-Pacific are now unfolding, weighing on already tepid trade and economic growth and prompting greater efforts to harness data and emerging technologies to cushion the effects, according to APEC Secretariat Executive Director Dr Alan Bollard. The projected impact of aging populations and declining birth rates was described by Dr Bollard in remarks on the r ... Read More
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   China to Triple Industrial Robot Production by 2020
Source: www.news
Source Date: Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Focus: Citizen Engagement
Summary: China aims to triple its annual production of industrial robots to 100,000 by 2020, compared with fewer than 33,000 in 2015, according to a guideline released Wednesday.
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   China Drafting New Plan for Maritime Cooperation
Source: www.news
Source Date: Thursday, April 28, 2016
Focus: Institution and HR Management
Summary: China is working on a new plan for international cooperation in the South China Sea and its neighboring waters to cover the next five years, sources with the State Oceanic Administration (SOA) said on Thursday.
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   China Working on Tiered Agricultural Water Pricing
Source: www.news
Source Date: Saturday, April 30, 2016
Focus: Citizen Engagement
Summary: China has begun reorganizing and adding to its irrigation and water conservation facilities to facilitate a tiered pricing mechanism encouraging more economical water use by farmers.
4 Views | Rated 0.0 | Created On : May 03, 2016
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