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  1. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Filipino rebels won’t stop bid to free hostages

    Posted Feb 13th 2013, 06:19pm by Associated Press in Manila

    ... failed to end the Abu Sayyaf’s brutal attacks, which have damaged the image and potential of Sulu, a resource-rich but poverty-wracked frontier region 950 kilometres south of Manila. “We cannot ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Women helping one another will help Asia to grow

    Posted Dec 04th 2012, 12:00am by STACIE NEVADOMSKI BERDAN, LIESL RIDDLE

    ... they've used microfinance loans to start businesses and help not only themselves, but to pull their families out of poverty. Women can work together to push for change in increasing education ...

  3. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, September 20, 2012

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... tensions between Hong Kong residents and mainlanders will get worse. It must do something to help affected citizens. Kelly Lam Wing-sum, Kowloon Bay   Policies to fight poverty are misguided The rich-poor gap in Hong Kong is still creating serious problems and the plight of those living in poverty is getting worse. The government has implemented policies to help ease the difficulties ...

  4. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Secret group screens films over Saudi ban

    Posted Oct 21st 2012, 12:00am by GDN

    ... a video blogger, was arrested and detained for two weeks last year after posting on the site a film about poverty in Riyadh, which attracted more than 800,000 views. "On YouTube they always ...

  5. The real life lessons to teach about China's economic model

    Posted Aug 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... China's unique economic model has raised more than 400 million people out of poverty, without doubt the greatest economic and social achievement in human history.' Presented like that, ... is no guarantee you won't be plunged back into poverty. Now that's a lesson far better taught in the classroom than learned the hard way in adult life. ...

  6. Rohingya still dream of fleeing poverty

    Posted Feb 07th 2010, 12:00am by Azizur Rahman

    ... Shaikh Azizur Rahman The boats that once brought Rohingya to an uncertain fate on Thai shores have stopped sailing. But the poverty and the persecution that spurred their journeys ... to break the cycle of poverty that afflicts his ethnic group. Then last year, just after he had saved enough for the voyage, Saifullah heard the stories of how Thai authorities were capturing ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Myanmar: Asia's next growth story?

    Posted Aug 21st 2012, 12:00am by STEPHEN GROFF

    ... emphasised that maintaining social stability will be crucial. While economic growth has been the most effective tool for reducing poverty in Asia, it has become less equitable in many fast-growing ...

  8. Who said it?

    Posted Nov 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... The worst thing about poverty is not the lack of money, but the lack of hope Hong Kong social worker Chan Siu-ming These are very, very important economic times for both China and the United States, and indeed the world Gary Locke, Washington's ambassador to Beijing The conflict will continue... Syria will not bow down Syrian President Bashar al-Assad ...

  9. Rising Asia is letting its women fall behind

    Posted Apr 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... economic growth is intertwined with inequality, poverty, environmental degradation, political instability and other threats. That's why women's contributions are needed now more than ever ... to be particularly low in productivity and scale, and women are often pressed into such jobs because of poverty. These sectors, however, represent an opportunity to nurture female leadership, especially ...

  10. Myanmar must not squander its riches in the rush to grow

    Posted Mar 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Chandran Nair Myanmar faces a tricky future finding a development model that will allow it to alleviate poverty and create an equitable society. As one of the last countries in Asia ... their way out of poverty and ape an economic model that appears to have exhausted itself because it thrives on promoting relentless consumption by underpricing critical resources. This offers ...




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