• by Michael Lerner There is major outcry over proposal to lease nuclear fuel rods and then store them long-term.Asia-Pacific,Australia,India,Malcolm Turnbull,Mining,Nuclear power,nuclear waste,uranium,Michael Lerner

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    by Michael Lerner After dropping 7 ranks, the Philippines slams the report's "erratic" methodology.Asia-Pacific,Doing Business 2016,economy,Global Competitiveness Index 2015-2016,small businesses,the Philippines,World Bank,World Economic Forum,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Oct 29, 2015, 11:23 AM EDT
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    by Michael Lerner After private sector scandals, Kuwait can only hire Indian nurses through gov't agencies.Middle East,Al Zarafa Travels and Manpower Consultants,India,Kuwait,Norka,nurses,Rani George,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Oct 27, 2015, 12:08 PM EDT
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    by Michael Lerner Carlsburg and Heineken have set up local brands for the fast-growing Myanmar market.Asia-Pacific,beer,Carlsburg,Heineken,Hiroshi Fujikawa,Kirin,Myanmar,Myanmar Brewery Ltd.,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Oct 22, 2015, 2:52 PM EDT
  • Flower and cotton wool in Uzbekistan. Getty Images

    by Michael Lerner About 1 million people per year are drafted to pick cotton, and activists are jailed.Asia-Pacific,11th International Cotton & Textile Fair,child labor,China,clothing,cotton,Cotton Campaign,forced labor,India,Shavkat Mirziyoyev,Uzbekistan,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Oct 20, 2015, 12:03 PM EDT
  • A volunteer participates in a reforestation campaign in Catequilla, Ecuador, 5/16/15. AFP PHOTO/RODRIGO BUENDIA via Getty

    Firms and countries are embracing reforestation: it draws CO2 out of the atmosphere, and boosts jobs and health. Global Economy,Australia,BioCarbon Engineering,Brazil,Carbon Neutral,China,Deforestation,Desertification,evo3,Great Green Wall,Philippines,REDD+,Reforestation,The Eden Projects,Timberland,United Nations Billion Tree Campaign,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Sep 04, 2015, 4:34 PM EDT
  • A forest fire burns bushes and fields in Siak Regency, Riau Province, Indonesia. Getty Images

    by Michael Lerner Malaysia and Singapore are outraged over noxious haze drifting over to them.Asia-Pacific,2014 Transboundary Haze Pollution Act,Air pollution,haze,Indonesia,Joko Widodo,Malaysia,Najib Razak,Palm oil,Singapore,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Oct 05, 2015, 4:43 PM EDT
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    by Michael Lerner China is projected to have the world's largest movie audience by 2017.Asia-Pacific,censorship,China,Fifth Annual China International Co-Production Film Screenings,films,Hollywood,THX,U.K.,U.S.,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Nov 05, 2015, 2:41 PM EST