By Staff The Associated Press YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — The World Bank on Sunday, Jan. 27 announced a long-awaited deal to allow Myanmar to clear part of its huge decades-old foreign debt, opening the door for new much-needed lending to jump-start its lagging economy.
Former U.S. Ambassador Curtis S. Chin says New Year offers opportunity for APIs
By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Despite the downturned economy, opportunities are thriving for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (APIs) that want to be involved in business, government, and community and other non-governmental organizations, as the Year of the Dragon unfolds. Indeed, with 2012 being a U.S. presidential election year, greater participation and involvement are more […]
Report: 3 billion more Asians may be affluent by year 2050
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Some 3 billion Asians could rise to affluent status by 2050 if Asia sustains its present growth momentum and avoids