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  • Mongolians head to polls as economy falters

    ULAANBAATAR -- Economic issues are front and center in Mongolia's general election Wednesday as the landlocked Northeast Asian country continues to reel from the downturn in the global commodities market.This seventh general election since the democ

    June 29, 2016 05:30 am JST
  • China stalls India's bid to enter nuclear club

    NEW DELHI -- In spite of an aggressive diplomatic push by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for India's entry into the Nuclear Suppliers Group, the annual plenary of the elite 48-nation group that controls the global atomic trade ended on Friday without

    June 24, 2016 11:40 pm JST
  • China-backed development bank set to pick first projects

    BEIJING -- The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank will consider its first batch of projects Friday, with the Bangladeshi power grid seen as a main beneficiary of the largesse.The board of governors is expected to approve four loans totaling roughl

    June 24, 2016 04:35 am JST
  • Commentary

    Jim Foster -- TPP is a win for Asia's digital economy

    After nearly 20 years, the internet now stands to deliver on the vision that it promised when first conceived. The emerging digital economy will benefit not just existing companies in the internet space, but countless startups and "old economy" busi

    June 20, 2016 07:00 pm JST
  • Japan-Mongolia ties shifting from aid to economic exchange

    ULAANBAATAR -- Hopes are high that a bilateral agreement now in force between Japan and Mongolia will spur economic exchange.The economic partnership agreement, signed in February 2015, went into effect June 7. Japan "would like to see Mongolia stre

    June 16, 2016 06:50 pm JST
  • Used Priuses fill Ulaanbaatar streets

    ULAANBAATAR -- Traffic jams are a common sight in Mongolia's capital and many, if not most, of the cars stuck inching their way along the roads are Toyota Motor Priuses.Chances are three out of five that a car is a Prius, according to one resident.

    June 14, 2016 07:00 pm JST
  • Former Canadian mining chief tells of Kyrgyz corruption

    BISHKEK -- Len Homeniuk, former chief executive of Toronto-based Centerra Gold, has acknowledged that past payments made by the company's mining operation in Kyrgyzstan may have been misdirected.The Kumtor gold mine, the country's biggest exporter,

    June 14, 2016 01:15 pm JST
  • Nepal spoils Darjeeling's tea party

    SILIGURI, Darjeeling, India -- Two years ago, when Niraj Lama began stocking an unknown tea from Nepal at Happy Earth Tea, his family's tea importing company in New York, it was with some trepidation.Jun Chiyabari Himalayan Autumn Bouquet, a light t

    June 10, 2016 08:30 pm JST
  • The Future of Asia 2016: All together now

    China's slowdown is casting a pall on the region, particularly countries that have developed close trade and investment ties to the world's No. 2 economy. Japan, the U.S. and advanced economies in Europe are also struggling to regain momentum. How c

    June 9, 2016 12:00 pm JST
  • Asia must tackle strategic and demographic challenges

    TOKYO This year's Future of Asia conference highlighted two major challenges faced by the region.One is demographic and distributional: a shrinking, aging population in some countries, and widening wealth gaps as economies grow. How much longer that

    June 9, 2016 12:00 pm JST
  • Mongolia's foreign minister: The region needs a forum to tackle common security concerns

    Asia lacks a platform for dealing with common security threats, but Mongolia can be a "bridge builder" that fills the void, the country's foreign minister said.The region has many unresolved issues, with "the last stronghold and division of the Cold

    June 9, 2016 12:00 pm JST
  • A month before elections, Mongolia's economy is in shambles

    ULAANBAATAR The 18-building apartment complex in southern Ulaanbaatar has seen better days. Constructed in the late 1940s, its buildings are now so rickety that there are fears they may collapse. The government decided the complex should be torn dow

    June 2, 2016 12:00 pm JST
  • Future of Asia

    Foreign minister says Mongolia has learned hard lesson on resources

    TOKYO -- After its natural resource revenue fell in tandem with commodity prices, Mongolia was left with another hurdle between it and economic growth. The Nikkei Asian Review on Tuesday talked with Foreign Minister Lundeg Purevsuren about this an

    June 2, 2016 10:00 am JST
  • Future of Asia

    Region needs forum to tackle security issues -- Mongolian foreign minister

    TOKYO -- Asia lacks a platform for dealing with common security threats, but Mongolia can be a "bridge builder" that fills the void, the country's foreign minister said on Tuesday.The region has many unresolved issues, with "the last stronghold and

    May 31, 2016 06:04 pm JST
  • Nikkei Asia Prizes

    Indian foundation, Chinese scientist, Mongolian actor honored

    TOKYO -- A foundation that provides free lunches to schoolchildren in India, a Chinese scientist who specializes in biomimetics, and a Mongolian performing artist who helped usher his country toward democracy were awarded this year's Nikkei Asia Pri

    May 29, 2016 02:50 pm JST
  • Commentary

    Raj Kumar Sharma -- Will Afghan instability inundate Central Asian republics?

    The declining security situation in Afghanistan due to the reduced presence of international forces has other Central Asian nations concerned about a possible spillover of militancy into their territories. For these nations -- Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan

    May 25, 2016 01:00 pm JST
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    Takehiko Nakao -- Promoting advanced technology in Asia

    For nearly 50 years, the Asian Development Bank has supported its developing member countries as they strive to close their infrastructure gaps. Building on the progress made over that time, these countries now recognize the importance of adopting h

    May 17, 2016 12:00 pm JST
  • Marubeni adding $2bn plant to Indonesian power portfolio

    TOKYO -- Marubeni will work with South Korean and local Indonesian power companies to develop a coal-fired power plant in the Southeast Asian nation -- part of efforts to grow global power operations 40% in three years in part on new projects in the

    May 17, 2016 03:25 am JST
  • Countries pledge to fight graft by revealing who owns companies

    LONDON (Reuters) -- Countries from Britain to Afghanistan pledged on Thursday to set up public registers of company ownership in a collective effort to make it harder to launder the proceeds of corruption around the globe. Prime Minister David C

    May 13, 2016 10:35 am JST
  • Nikkei Asia Prizes 2016

    The Nikkei Asia Prizes recognize individuals and organizations that make outstanding contributions to Asia's development. Here are this year's winners.The winners of the 21st Nikkei Asia Prizes are:Akshaya Patra Foundation -- Winner for economic and

    May 12, 2016 12:00 pm JST