Death toll from building collapse in Cambodia rises to 24

Asia Pacific Jun 24, 2019

Death toll from building collapse in Cambodia rises to 24

Rescuers on Monday were continuing to search the rubble of a building that collapsed while under construction in a Cambodia beach town, killing at least 25 workers as they slept in the unfinished condominium that was doubling as their housing. The seven-story building collapsed early ...

Green-tech megacity taking shape in China

Asia Pacific Jun 21, 2019

Green-tech megacity taking shape in China

Entrepreneur Tony Verb is on a mission to promote technology that can help make cities greener and smarter in China's Greater Bay Area, now being shaped as a low-carbon megalopolis. Hong Kong-based Verb, co-founder of the investment firm GreaterBay Ventures & Advisors, plans to back ...

Asia Pacific Jun 16, 2019

Papua New Guinea vows to get rich in a decade

Papua New Guinea's new prime minister has an ambitious — cynics would say far-fetched — objective of turning one of the world's poorest countries into the "richest black nation" on Earth in just a decade. If national economies were like soccer teams, Papua New Guinea ...