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Philippines Govt working to tag key power projects
Ten energy ventures are being evaluated for possible proclamation as projects of national importance, a senior government official said, subsequently benefiting from streamlined approval processes.
Thailand Thailand’s ‘Green Rush’
With the legalization of marijuana, Thailand hopes to carve out a stake in the global cannabis industry.
Azerbaijan Azerbaijan's Insurance Market Hits New Record in 2018
In 2018, Azerbaijani insurance companies collected 728 million manats in premiums, which is 30.7 percent more than in 2017, Trend reports referring to Azerbaijan’s Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FIMSA) Jan. 25.
Pakistan Country’s Growth Linked with Modern IT
The rapid growth of Pakistan is linked with modern information technology and the present government has initiated many programmes to promote modern information technology in education and all other fields and its positive results are being achieved in the shape of rapid development of the country.
Myanmar Myanmar moves toward amending constitution
Myanmar's parliament has approved the proposal of the National League for Democracy to establish a committee focused on drawing up amendments to the country's constitution, which currently gives strong political power to the military.
Japan Japan Calls for Global Consensus on Data Governance
With vast amounts of data being created every day, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has declared that the next G-20 summit should wrestle with how to manage that digital information. In doing so, he argued that the engine for economic growth was “fueled no longer by gasoline, but more and more by digital data.”
New Zealand Obesity, Under-Nutrition and Climate Change Fuel Each Other – Report
A new international report released today is calling for global action over obesity, under-nutrition and climate change. The Lancet Obesity Commission report was commissioned by the Lancet and co-chaired by Boyd Swinburn of the Auckland University School of Population Health. It says malnutrition in all its forms, including obesity, under-nutrition and "other dietary risks", is the leading cause of poor health globally. It adds, "In the near future the health effects of climate change will consi ...
New Zealand Local Councils Consider Grouping Together to Fund Water Services
Local councils look set to combine their water services as they face growing pressure to upgrade ageing infrastructure. The cost of upgrading waste, drinking, and storm water is estimated to be billions of dollars and councils say they can't afford it. Most water assets and services are owned and delivered by local councils and funded by ratepayers. Key players say that doesn't work. Stephen Selwood of Infrastructure New Zealand wants everyone to be charged for the water they use.
New Zealand Health Warnings as Heatwave Hits East Coasts
New Zealanders are being urged to stay inside, drink lots of water and limit alcohol this week as temperatures are set to soar by about 6C above average. The mercury neared 35C in Blenheim yesterday as the heat from across the Tasman began affecting New Zealand. MetService said the hottest temperatures over the week will likely be felt in the eastern parts of the country, with Tīmaru and Blenheim to Napier, and Hastings expected to simmer in heat up to six degrees higher than average.
Australia Electricity Prices Could Rise Under Coalition's 'Big Stick', Business Warns
Large industrial energy users have revolted against the Coalition’s proposed “big stick” powers to break up electricity companies, warning they would decrease investment and increase prices. The Energy Users Association of Australia has warned a Senate inquiry that “populist policies do not address the fundamental reasons for high electricity prices”, concerns echoed by the Australian Industry Group and the Grattan Institute.
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