South Asia, home to a quarter of the world’s population, will probably get less monsoon rainfall than normal this year as odds increase for the emergence of the El Nino weather phenomenon that has previously caused droughts.
Bulbuli Akter got tired of waiting in her village for the government to provide compensation after Bangladesh’s worst industrial disaster left her afraid to go back to work. Now she’s making her case on the streets of Dhaka.
China plans to fold developers of military hardware into listed state-owned companies, people familiar with the matter said, giving them access to capital markets as the country prioritizes high-technology defense capability.
Barely 26 years old, Zhang Xi has studied at an elite American university, worked for an investment bank in Hong Kong and an oil company in Beijing and now may launch an Internet startup with two friends.
Air Arabia, the only listed airline in the United Arab Emirates, will begin flights on May 6 from a new hub in the sheikdom of Ras Al Khaimah after local carrier RAK Airways suspended operations earlier this year.
Spring sends you out on a fast-fashion spree: $50 cashmere sweaters and $2 socks, $40 sneakers and $3 T-shirts. They might fall apart after four wears, but they're probably cheaper than the postage you'd need to return them to the country in which they were made.
TPG Capital and former LightSquared Inc. Chief Executive Officer Sanjiv Ahuja are teaming up on a telecommunications venture in Myanmar, the first foray by a big- name U.S. private-equity firm in the country since it emerged from military rule three years ago.
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and her international counterparts are suffering from a case of what psychologists call confirmation bias: They keep insisting inflation will accelerate even as it continues to ebb.
The biggest election in world history started today in the Himalayan foothills of northeastern India, with Narendra Modi’s opposition party poised to win the most seats as it looks to regain power after a decade.