BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (The Brunei Times/ANN) - The Asian Development Outlook 2016 projected Brunei’s gross domestic product growth this year to be at one per cent and 2.5 per cent next year following a predicted rise in production and energy prices, which remained unchanged since the initial publication in March.
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (The Brunei Times/ANN) - The Ministry of Health belied a message circulating on the mobile messaging platform WhatsApp that the Zika virus has claimed its first victim in the sultanate, and that it was deliberately kept a secret from the public.
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (The Brunei Times/ANN) - The inclusion of Brunei in the 2016-2017 Global Competitiveness Report marks the country’s first ever entry into the benchmark index that rates the competitiveness of world economies.
DHAKA (The Daily Star/ANN) - The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation platform could have been used to confront Pakistan and expose it with hard facts.
SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - Tharman Shanmugaratnam said he was not the man for the job, stressing that each minister contributes in a way that matches his strengths.
MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - A riot erupted at the national penitentiary of the Philippines when three prisoners, including a Chinese drug lord, were spotted using illegal drugs.
KATHMANDU (The Kathmandu Post/ANN) - Nepal does not lack water but the wisdom to manage it effectively and efficiently.
KATHMANDU (The Kathmandu Post/ANN) - The current chair Nepal and the host of the upcoming summit Pakistan have not made their positions public.
KATHMANDU (The Kathmandu Post/ANN) - During a meeting of the Nepal-China Trade Facilitation Committee, the Chinese side proposed to establish industries to increase economic activities across the border points.
KATHMANDU (The Kathmandu Post/ANN) - A total of 28 commercial banks extended around $555 million in loans between mid-July — when the new fiscal year began — and September 23.
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