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Data deficit means we’re in the dark about the digital divide

Digital concerns underpin many of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Gender equality, good health, quality education, industry innovation, smart and sustainable cities: these all require strong information and communications technology systems to become a reality. For all of this to happen, developing countries will have to overcome the “digital divide”. This refers to the gap […]

Australia’s Frontier Digital Ventures to Invest Millions into iMyanmarHouse.com

Australia based Frontier Digital Ventures (FDV), is a a that was founded in May 2014 and headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It focuses on becoming the world leader in online classifieds businesses in frontier markets. They are experts in the online classifieds space with a particular focus on property and automotive verticals and general classifieds […]

Manila Water, IFC to collaborate on water projects in Asia Pacific

PARTNERSHIP FOR WATER PROJECT – Manila Water Philippine Ventures and Manila Water Asia Pacific President and CEO Virgilio C. Rivera Jr. (second from left) and IFC Regional Director for East Asia and the Pacific Vivek Pathak (center) shake hands during the MOU-signing together with Manila Water Company Chairman Fernando Zobel de Ayala (left) and IFC […]

World Bank predicts developing countries growth to speed up in 2015

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The World Bank on January 13 predicted a pick-up in economic growth for developing countries, spurred by falling oil prices and despite a slight slowdown in global engine China. Developing countries’ growth in gross domestic product, the broad measure of a country’s output of goods and services, was expected to hit an […]

Japan’s development loan to be spent on infrastructure and economic zone

Japan will lend over US$ 900 million for development projects this fiscal year to be spent on renovation and basic infrastructure in Yangon, as well as the Thilawa Special Economic Zone, according to an official from Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). Official Development Assistance (ODA) loans are long-term low interest rate loans advanced to developing […]