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Asian Development Bank: Urban Transport Can Rebuild to Create a Greener Future

COVID-19 has resulted in drastic changes in travel behaviour. Society must now address how to better manage the mobility of people and goods for the post-pandemic period. The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the interconnected nature of life in the 21st

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World Bank Vice President for Europe and Central Asia: Interview with Anna Bjerde

Congratulations with your Mayday promotion as World Bank Vice President for Europe and Central Asia. Are you excited to lead the World Bank’s strategic, analytical, operational and knowledge work in the region? Thank you! I am delighted to be returning

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Lord Waverley: The EAEU is an Alternative to the EU — But Will It Last?

The Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) spreads across Eastern Europe and Central and Northern Asia, covering some 20 million square kilometres and represent-ing 180 million people. But with concern about uniting principles — aside from removal of trade barriers — there

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CSR, Creativity, Continuous Evolution Keep ICBC on the Path to Banking Perfection

ICBC is one of the leading global banks with more than 400 overseas branches and subsidiaries, and a presence in 48 countries and regions. With a diversified business structure, innovation capability and competitive market position, the bank provides a comprehensive

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Lessons from China

For the first time in nearly half a century China’s economy has stopped growing. The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) reported a 6.8 percent drop in economic output over the first quarter of the year. Retail sales were down by

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World Bank – East Asia and Pacific: Countries Must Act Now to Mitigate Economic Shock of COVID-19

The virus that triggered a supply shock in China has now caused a global shock. Developing economies in East Asia and the Pacific (EAP), recovering from trade tensions and struggling with COVID-19, now face the prospect of a global financial shock

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Joy to the World — Founding Father of Indian Company with Mission for Health

“When you spread joy, it returns to you multiplied,” says Huzaifa Khorakiwala, more commonly known as “Sir Dr Huz”. Wise words from the good doctor, who has wasted no time in putting his own principles to practice. Khorakiwala serves as

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EBRD: Investing in Sustainable Infrastructure Helps Advance the UN’s SDG Agenda

At the beginning of this year, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) created the Sustainable Infrastructure Group (SIG). The bank merged its energy and infrastructure businesses to capitalise on synergies between these sectors. It delivers investments that ensure

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AI-Powered Data Analytics is the New Gold in Health Ecosystems

Today we are living faster — and surviving longer. But the methods we used to know cannot keep up. We, the participants in the whole ecosystem — the clients, the doctors, the hospitals, the public sector, the administrators, the insurers

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More Than Profits for Thailand’s Government Pension Fund: Thai Guideline to Maximise Returns and Remain True to Spirit of Responsibility

The role of secretary general to Thailand’s Government Pension Fund means Vitai Ratanakorn is entrusted with fiduciary responsibility to the pension’s members. His role is to ensure that the fund maximise profits for all members. Ratanakorn, however, thinks he can

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