India has worst case fatality ratio in new Covid epicentre of South Asia
Among the countries that are in the global top 20 lists by cases and deaths, India has the second highest daily growth rate of deaths (4.2%) and of cases (3.6%) over the last 15 days. Deaths are growing faster only in Chile at 4.4% a day while cases are increasing more rapidly in South Africa at 5.2% a day.
In Conversation with Crispin Simon, Former UK Trade Commissioner for South Asia
Crispin Simon, former UK Trade Commissioner South Asia, talks about UK’s commitment to fostering an open trading environment and strengtheni...
Accor appoints Puneet Dhawan as senior VP, operations for India and South Asia, Jean-Michel Cassé retires
Accor said Dhawan will handle the group’s operations and strategies to ensure Accor’s growth momentum in India and South Asia. He will be reporting to Garth Simmons COO, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, and South Asia.
Our focus on India as a core market will continue to grow: Sandip Patel, MD IBM India & South Asia
Because of IBM’s presence in systems software, security and infrastructure, every single inter-bank transaction in India works on IBM infrastructure.
Indian economist appointed to key World Bank position in South Asia
In his capacity as World Bank's Practice Manager for Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management for South Asia, one of the top priorities of Abhas Jha will be to encourage and help the South Asia region (SAR) Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change team to connect and collaborate across Global Practice boundaries.
India to remain most resilient in South Asia, continue to attract FDI even in Covid-19 crisis: UNCTAD
However, inflows May shrink sharply. As per UNCTAD, India jumped to ninth spot in 2019 on the list of global top FDI recipients from the twelfth spot in 2018.
View: Proposals to drive the recovery in South Asia
COVID-19 has sparked both a public health emergency and an economic shock in South Asia. As of 24 April, South Asia accounted for 1.5 per cent of global cases, while the US accounted for 32 per cent, and the EU for 34 per cent.
Covid-19 not 'exploded' in India but risk remains: WHO expert
WHO expert Michael Ryan said the doubling time of cases in India is about three weeks at this stage.
New Energy Nexus partners with Climate Collective to build clean energy startup ecosystem in South Asia
This partnership expects to leverage on the global network and experience of New Energy Nexus and the Climate Collective’s successful initiatives in the region to provide start ups the boost and support that is critical for a successful and just transition to a clean energy economy.
JPMorgan’s Chairman for South Asia Kalpana Morparia set to retire next year
Madhav Kalyan, who has been heading the India operations as CEO, would become senior country officer from 2021, subject to necessary regulatory approvals.
Remittances to South Asia to dip 22% in 2020: World Bank
In 2019, India received $83.1 billion in remittances from people working overseas.
WHO: Virus surge due to peak in big countries
At a media briefing on Monday, WHO's emergencies chief Dr.Michael Ryan said that "the numbers are increasing because the epidemic is developing in a number of populous countries at the same time." .
World Bank forecasts worst economic slump in South Asia in 40 years
India's economy, the region's biggest, is expected to grow 1.5% to 2.8% in the fiscal year that started on April 1.
Pak summons Indian Charge d'Affaires over 'ceasefire violations'
Director General (South Asia & SAARC) Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri registered a "strong protest over the ceasefire violations" on June 17, 2020, the Foreign Office said in a statement.
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