Category Archives: Financial Services

WB Approves Support For Nutrition, Public Financial Management In Laos

(KPL) The Lao PDR will benefit from US$72 million in new financing, under three projects approved on Mar 14 by the World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors, which focus on …

Wide-Ranging K-Pop Scandal Rocks South Korea

SEOUL, South Korea’s entertainment industry was upended this week after a celebrity’s cell phone, which was in for repairs, revealed widespread alleged acts of sexual misconduct. YG Entertainment, which is …

Estonian President Urges Unity Among Allies Against Russia

WASHINGTON, Estonia’s president called for continued unity among democratic allies in the face of Russian aggression on Wednesday and expressed a wish for even greater U.S. involvement in the Baltics.…

Government of Japan supports recovery efforts in Lao PDR

Vientiane, Laos PDR, Heavy rainfall across Lao PDR during the months of July and September 2018 caused massive devastation. The collapse of the dams in Xe-Pien Xe-Namnoy led to severe …

China, Vietnam Regularly Clashing at Sea Despite Diplomacy

TAIPEI, A capsized Vietnamese fishing boat that Hanoi says was hit by a Chinese vessel in contested waters is the latest in what scholars call a string of often unreported …

White House: Trump Wants $8.6 Billion for Border Wall in 2020 Budget

WASHINGTON, President Donald Trump plans to seek another $8.6 billion for a border wall in his new budget to be released Monday, White House officials say.

This new request would …

N. Koreans Go to Polls to Approve Parliament Lineup

PYONGYANG, NORTH KOREA, Millions of North Korean voters, including leader Kim Jong Un, went to the polls Sunday to elect roughly 700 members to the national legislature.

In typical North …

China Eyes Alternative Sources for Maritime Expansion

TAIPEI, Officials in Beijing are expected to take money from non-defense sources this year to solidify their military control in the disputed South China Sea following a proposed slowdown in …