Asian Economies Make Progress In Global Competitiveness Report 2011-2012

Led by Singapore in second position, Asian Tiger economies continue to make progress in The Global Competitiveness Report 2011-2012, released yesterday by the World Economic Forum.

World Bank To Establish Singapore Hub For Development Innovation

The World Bank and Singapore today signed an agreement launching a new hub to boost support for developing countries in the region.

QS World University Rankings 2011/12: Asia Makes Significant Strides

The QS World University Rankings 2011/12 released on Sunday by Quacquarelli Symonds has shown the gains made by Asian universities on this global ranking table.

International Literacy Day 2011: Has Asia Made Progress?

According to UNESCO, more than 796 million of the world’s adults, or one in five adults, do not know how to read or write, while 67.4 million children are out of school.

UN: H5N1 Bird Flu Spreading In Asia, New Virus Strain In Vietnam

The UN predicts a possible major resurgence of the H5N1 avian influenza strain, amid signs that a mutant H5N1- strain is spreading throughout Asia and beyond.

“Change Our World,” UN Secretary-General Ban Says On International Youth Day

International Youth Day this year is a reminder that much more has to be done to support Asia's youth, says UN Secretary-General Ban.

WHO: Over 71 Million Children In Asia Are Underweight

The failure to address the problem of malnutrition in the Asia Pacific may lead to dire social and economic consequences, warns the WHO.

Kyowa Kirin Starts Phase III Trial Of ARQ197/Erlotinib In NSC Lung Cancer

Kyowa Hakko Kirin is starting a Phase III trial evaluating the combination of ARQ 197 (tivantinib) and erlotinib in Asia for patients with advanced or metastatic non-small cell lung cancer.

Gates Foundation Grant To Reduce Maternal, Infant Deaths In India

Harvard researchers have been awarded a $14.1 million grant to implement a checklist-based childbirth safety program in reducing mortality of mothers and infants in India.