Franziska Zimmermann

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A Make or Break Year for Myanmar

On his recent trip to Myanmar, U.S. President Barack Obama embraced opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, signaling strong U.S. support for continued …

Govt’s call, health for all!

Law, Finance, Excise and Taxation Provincial Minister Mujtaba Shujaur Rehman said Thursday that the provision of modern health facilities to all …

Thailand’s Public Health Minister Releases Enhanced Policies for 2015

By Editor on Jan 01, 2015<p><b>BANGKOK</b> – Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health Minister Dr. Rajata Rajatanavin has unveiled major policie changes for 2015 …

Vietnam Expects Intense Political Year in 2015

Vietnam begins 2015 on a fairly sound economic footing. The national economy has largely recovered from Hanoi’s ill-advised efforts to mitigate the …

Aquino picks Garin as permanent DOH chief

MANILA, Philippines – President Benigno Aquino III announced that he would be appointing Acting Health Secretary Janette Garin in a permanent …

15 PH PPP projects crucial to ASEAN connectivity – World Bank

MANILA, Philippines – Fifteen Philippine public-private partnership (PPP) projects worth close to P496 billion ($11 billion*) are essential …

Aung San Suu Kyi concedes she won't become Myanmar's next president

Myanmar's opposition leader and democracy campaigner Aung San Suu Kyi has acknowledged she will be unable to become her country's next president …

Philippine health minister resigns over vaccine purchase | Reuters

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Benigno Aquino has accepted the resignation of his health minister over the purchase of pneumonia vaccines in 2012 which government investigators later questioned, a spokesman said on Friday.<p>Health Secretary Enrique Ona, who has been on leave since October, …

Is Indonesia Turning Away From ASEAN Under Jokowi?

Barely two months after Indonesian president Joko “Jokowi” Widodo took office in a historic election, he has already stirred fears among some at home …

China Steps In as World's New Bank

Thanks to China, Christine Lagarde of the International Monetary Fund, Jim Yong Kim of the World Bank and Takehiko Nakao of the Asian Development …

Malaysia Economic Monitor, December 2014: Towards a Middle-Class Society

Key Findings<p><b>Malaysia is projected to grow more slowly in 2015.</b><p>Growth projections: 5.7% in 2014; 4.7% in 2015.<br>• Slowdown in China and uneven global …

Income Inequality

Will we see an ASEAN Economic Community by 2015?

Launched as a political bloc and security pact in the aftermath of the Viet Nam War, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has evolved …

ICT helping countries move toward universal health coverage

Written by Susann Roth and Jane Parry<p>When the Conference on Measuring and Achieving Universal Health Coverage with ICT in Asia Pacific wrapped up …

Ten steps toward achieving universal health coverage

Written by Susann Roth<p>One of the challenges of running a conference is to make sure that the ideas, inspiration, and momentum generated by the …

EU finally agrees on 2015 budget, but development funding remains in limbo

The European Union has avoided a collapse of its budget by agreeing on its expenses for next year after the European Parliament voted Wednesday in …

US extends $532 million assistance package to Pakistan

<b>ISLAMABAD: US Ambassador to Pakistan Richard Olson on Monday revealed that US Congress has notified a $532m assistance package for …

It’s Now or Never for Infrastructure in 2015 | Jakarta Globe

<b>Jakarta</b>. Pressure is building on the Indonesian economy as it enters 2015. Increasingly unable to compete on export markets, the arrival of the Asean …

Sussan Ley: From punk rocker to health minister

Over 30 years later, she still describes herself as a "recovering punk rocker from a time when it really mattered."<p>But Ms Ley is no Canberran. She …

Foreign aid loses $3.7bn in Myefo taking total Coalition cuts to $11bn

World Vision and Oxfam Australia say the cuts are ‘outrageous’ and will set Australia’s aid program back by 40 years<p>The foreign aid budget will be slashed by a further $3.7bn over three years, taking the total funding cut to the sector to over $11bn since the Coalition took office.<p>The aid budget …

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank: An Idea Whose Time Has Come?

A new multilateral bank was created in October 2014 with the formal launch of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), which is backed by at …

China offers $3 billion in aid and loans to neighbors: Xinhua | Reuters

BANGKOK/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China has offered more than $3 billion in loans and aid to neighbors Cambodia, Vietnam, Myanmar, Thailand and Laos to improve infrastructure and production, and to fight poverty, state media reported on Saturday.<p>Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen (L-R), Thailand's Prime …

Projects and Initiatives

Independent opinions and commentary about the latest news. Get insights on financial, political & economic issues from global thought leaders.

Banking<p>Andrew Polk<p>China's Financial Opening Isn't Quite What It Seems<p>2<p>Asian Economy<p>Daniel Moss<p>Good News Is No Longer Unspeakable in Japan<p>U.S. …

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