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IMF warns Pakistan about economic risks of China-funded projects

The IMF has warned Pakistan about the likely economic risks from its China-funded infrastructure projects and asked Islamabad to also carefully examine its relationship with Beijing.

IMF lauds India's reforms, projects as fastest growing economy

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Tuesday acknowledged the economic reforms carried out under Prime Minister Narendra Modi and projected India to be the world's fastest growing major economy this year and next.

Pakistan reviewing CPEC projects

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has vowed to give Balochistan more than its due share in the multi-billion dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects, and added that the CPEC projects are being reviewed to safeguard rights of people of all provinces.

China open to changes in BRI projects proposed by Pakistan

China's Ambassador to Pakistan Yao Jing has said that Beijing is open to changes proposed to the Belt and Road projects by the Imran Khan government and will follow their agenda to work out a roadmap based on mutual consultation.

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Air pollution battle in India needs a sense of urgency

If India takes the top place in GDP growth globally, why we have such lower targets in meeting air quality over five years, particularly considering the fact that it is the 65 percent of India’s young population would be the main victims of the worsening air quality, writes Rajendra Shende for South Asia Monitor . 


Bangladesh, ADB sign deal for rural road network

 The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Bangladeshi government have signed an agreement for $200 million in loans to improve the rural road network in Bangladesh.