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Rohingya camp fire leaves thousands of refugees homeless!

Dhaka, Bangladesh (CU)_ According to the latest police report, thousands of refugees have been displaced following a massive fire that destroyed portions...

Sectors Expected to Dominate India’s Investment Scenario in 2022 and Enabling Economic Policies

By Naina Bhardwaj, Dezan Shira & Associates  We analyze the policy pivots and economic trends that set up an...

Bangladesh: Women-only beach is cancelled following social media backlash

Dhaka, Bangladesh (CU)_ Bangladesh is a Muslim country that has remained highly traditional with a strict culture. Abu Sufian, a senior authority...

These job sectors are expected to thrive in Singapore in 2022

Singapore, (CU)_ According to the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI), Singapore's GDP is predicted to expand between 3.0 and 5.0 percent...

Pakistan establishes the first-ever group to protect Hindu temples

Islamabad, Pakistan (CU)_ According to government estimates, Pakistan is home to 75 lakh Hindus. Pakistan's Hindu majority is concentrated in Sindh province,...

Maldives receives Covid-19 vaccines from the US government

Male, Maldives (CU)_ The Maldives received another shipment of Covid-19 vaccine doses this week from the United States. According to a press...

Pakistanis are seeking Indian citizenship?

New Delhi, India (CU)_ According to the minister’s statement to India's Upper House of Parliament, individuals from Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, the United...

India conducts its second Pralay missile test in two days

Mumbai, India (CU)_ According to the defence ministry, India successfully tested the indigenously built surface-to-surface missile Pralay on Thursday. It was the...

Singapore Stock Exchange Now Requires Climate Disclosures

Singapore (CU)_ According to Singapore Exchange’s latest announcement, all issuers must include climate disclosures in their sustainability reports beginning in fiscal year...

Launching of climate change initiatives in southern Bangladesh

Dhaka, Bangladesh (CU)_ The International Rescue Committee (IRC) started responding to the Rohingya crisis in August 2017 and formally launched it in...

Indian pilgrims to visit temples in Pakistan’s Punjab province

Islamabad, Pakistan (CU)_ Pakistan's high commission in New Delhi announced this week that it is committed to safeguarding holy religious places in...

BML offers the lowest property loan rates in the Maldives

Male, Maldives (CU)_ The Bank of Maldives (BML) is offering the country's lowest interest rate on home loans. According to a statement...

Top Destinations

Sigiriya Fortress

Ancient city ruins & rock fortress

Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque, Brunei

Ornate gold-domed mosque in a lagoon

Sri Pada / Adam's Peak

Mountain peak & pilgrimage site

Gardens by the Bay

Modern public gardens on reclaimed land

PM Modi salutes Rawat for his brave endeavours!

New Delhi, India (CU)_ According to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, late General Bipin Rawat was a brave fighter who steered the armed...

Bangladesh’s government agrees to purchase 180 megawatts of solar energy

Dhaka, Bangladesh (CU)_ The Bangladesh power development authority has inked 20-year electricity purchase agreements with four solar projects and was also granted...

Malaysia contributes vaccine doses to Bangladesh!

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (CU)_ To show their unity and support for Bangladesh's battle against the Covid-19 pandemic, the Malaysian government has donated...

India-UK free trade deal discussion postponed to early 2022

Mumbai, India (CU)_ According to the UK government, official discussions for an India-UK free trade agreement (FTA) are poised to begin early...

Why Pakistani startups are starting to look up

Since the Digital Revolution in the 1950s, digital technology has become a cornerstone in humanity’s pursuit of evolution. Be that as it...

Singapore and UK sign three memorandums of understanding to boost digital trade

Singapore (CU)_ Singapore and the United Kingdom will collaborate more closely to promote digital trade between the two nations as part of...

The Maldives and Bangladesh held their first round of bilateral negotiations

Male, Maldives (CU)_ The Maldives and Bangladesh governments have convened the first round of Bilateral Political Consultations. The consultations were held in...

Singapore and Malaysia impose travel restrictions on these 7 countries over new strain

Singapore (CU)_ Following the discovery of a new Covid-19 strain with a significant number of mutations in South Africa, health officials in...

GST Treatment of Media Sales in Singapore: Changes from January 2022

By Dezan Shira & Associates   The Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) has underlined the basis for which the...

Trade And Investment Between Australia And India: Trends & Opportunities

By Dezan Shira & Associates  Trade prospects between India and Australia have mushroomed in recent years, propelled by the...

Pakistan hosts a single-country exhibition in Nigeria

Abuja, Nigeria (CU)_ The Single-Country Exhibition was held last week in Lagos, Nigeria as part of the Ministry of Commerce's Look Africa...

Here’s why Lahore became the third most polluted city in the world

Lahore,  Pakistan (CU)_ Lahore is the capital of Punjab province in Pakistan and the second largest metropolitan in the country, behind Karachi,...

Top Destinations

Singapore Flyer

165m-tall public observation wheel

Taj Mahal

Iconic domed Mughal mausoleum

Amber Palace

16th-century hilltop fort & palace

Mount Kinabalu

Towering peak on protected park land

Singapore-Malaysia land border to reopen!

Singapore (CU)_ The reopening of the Singapore-Malaysia land border caused a rush for bus tickets, with a large number of expectant passengers...

India targets USD 400 billion of exports for 2021-2022

New Delhi, India (CU)_ Highlighting the importance of boosting the three Ts: Trade, Tourism, and Technology, the Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla...

China-Africa 8th ministerial conference

The 8th Ministerial Conference of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) will hold in the Senegalese Capital of Dakar on the 29th and 30th...

Bangladesh to strengthen relations with the Maldives

Dhaka, Bangladesh (CU)_ It has been encouraging to see Bangladesh maintain its strong track record in foreign diplomacy, particularly as the country...

Flights between India and Singapore will resume on November 29

Singapore (CU)_ Commercial flights between Singapore and India will commence on November 29 as part of the Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) initiative,...

Pakistan will support Chinese businesses!

Islamabad, Pakistan (CU)_ Prime Minister Imran Khan has stated that his administration will prioritize support for Chinese enterprises in Pakistan, and has...

Bangladesh to get $150 million from ADB to recover Covid-hit SMEs

Dhaka, Bangladesh (CU)_ The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has granted a $150 million fund to Bangladesh to help recover cottage, micro, and...

Tamil Nadu is on red alert in 16 districts!

Chennai, India (CU)_ The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a warning about the possibility of a depression within the next 12...

Bangladesh, Sri Lanka & Pakistan As A South Asia Triumvirate

By Chris Devonshire-Ellis & Pathik Hasan   Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are all near neighbours in South Asia, orbiting...

New Tax And Investment Schemes for Foreign Investors in Singapore

With one of the world’s most business-friendly tax regimes, Singapore has emerged as a major financial and economic hub in Asia. Investors...

Understanding Singapore’s Import-Export Procedures

By Dezan Shira & Associates Singapore In line with Singapore’s business-friendly environment, the country’s import and export procedures are...

India’s 2020-21 Import-Export Trends

By Dezan Shira & Associates India  Since India opened its markets starting 1990-91, there has been an exponential rise...

Top Destinations

Perhentian Islands

Chalet, snorkeling, turtles, backpacking and jungle

Ahsan Manzil Museum

Landmark palace of the Dhaka Nawabs

Meeru Island

Small island & all-inclusive resort

Badshahi Mosque

Prominent 17th-century domed mosque