Deputy Minister: Identification of new export markets in spotlight

By Aygul Salmanova Expansion of export opportunities for non-oil products in Azerbaijan and identification of new export markets are at the center of attention, Deputy Minister of Economy Sahil Babayev told Azernews. Babayev noted that a number of measures are carried out in order to increase the volume of some "Made in Azerbaijan" products and … Continue reading Deputy Minister: Identification of new export markets in spotlight

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Dhaka finds itself at crossroads of global, internal affairs

By Khalid Ibn Muneer With changing scenarios across the global spectrum, Bangladesh is increasingly becoming a field of cold confrontation between the East and the West. The competition to spread influence in the region has received new impetus since the beginning of the Rohingya crisis. The Western world is trying to re-establish its influence over Dhaka, … Continue reading Dhaka finds itself at crossroads of global, internal affairs

Nikkei’s 2017 rally papers over missing link: wage growth

Little is afoot in Tokyo to create the sustainable domestic demand-led growth that has eluded the Japanese economy for two-plus decades By William Pesek   If we can discern a “Trump Doctrine” one year in, it’s that a surging stock market absolves all manner of sins. As Russia probes heat up, indictments fly and Donald … Continue reading Nikkei’s 2017 rally papers over missing link: wage growth

Three cheers for Vietnamese privatisation

The government is floating significant stakes in select state-owned enterprises, including profitable brewers, in a long promised divestment drive By Peter Janssen On December 18, Vietnam kicked off an auction for a 53.6% stake in Saigon Alcohol and Beer Beverages Corporation (Sabeco), brewer of the popular Saigon Beer and 333 Beer brands which claim about … Continue reading Three cheers for Vietnamese privatisation

After two decades, a census in Pakistan. The picture is grim

Contentious, disputed, but finally completed, 2017 survey reveals a country confronted by unchecked population growth By Kamal Siddiqi After a delay of almost two decades, the Pakistan government has finally completed its sixth population census, but only after the country’s Supreme Court ordered it to do so. Governments, including that of the recently-defenestrated Nawaz Sharif, … Continue reading After two decades, a census in Pakistan. The picture is grim