Risk of sea-level rise: high stakes for East Asia & Pacific region countries

Risk of sea-level rise: high stakes for East Asia & Pacific region countries

Home and boats on the water. Photo: ©Curt Carnemark/ World Bank

Sea level is rising, and the rise in sea level will continue beyond the year 2100, even if greenhouse gas emissions are stabilized today.  Expected to rise by at least one met…

PM asks international lenders to keep interest rates low

Prime Minister Hun Sen appealed to international lending agencies to not increase interest rates on loans used for Cambodia’s development, adding that despite recent economic progress that has helped reduce poverty, the Kingdom needs low interest rate lending to continue growth. Speaking to a …

by · Friday, 8 December 2017 · Cambodia

The innovation imperative: How Asia can leverage exponential technologies to improve lives and promote growth

Robots will take over our jobs, disrupt our industries and erode our competitiveness.
Such were commonly expressed fears about advances in automation, artificial intelligence, and 3D printing – key representations of exponential technologies – …

by · Tuesday, 5 December 2017 · Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Mongolia, Singapore

World Bank says more needed to end poverty in Kingdom

Cambodia may have reduced its levels of extreme poverty to the single-digits, but its middle class is nearly nonexistent and approximately half of its population remains highly susceptible to economic shocks, according to a World Bank report released y…

by · Tuesday, 5 December 2017 · Cambodia