Big Data

September 28, 2017
September 28, 2017

Dhaka most stressful city in Asia

Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka tops the list of the most stressed cities in Asia whereas Sydney followed by Singapore, Taipei and Osaka are the least stressed cities in Asia, according to the data compiled by the UK-based firm, Zipjet.

September 14, 2017
September 14, 2017

Sri Lanka, Pakistan among Asia’s most undernourished countries

Timor Leste, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka and Pakistan have the highest rates of undernourishment in Asia, according to the Asian Development Bank.

August 30, 2017
August 30, 2017

Indonesians top smokers in world

Male smoking rate is high in Asian countries, with Indonesian men ranked the world’s top smokers as 76% of them smoke.

August 24, 2017
August 24, 2017

Asian countries with longest land borders

Many countries with land borders in Asia have long remained peaceful, others remain tense. Five Asian countries have no land border with other countries.

August 22, 2017
August 22, 2017

TIMELINE: Narayanganj 7-murder

A timeline of Narayanganj seven-murder abductions, killings and verdicts.

August 16, 2017
August 16, 2017

Delhi fastest growing Asian city in 5yrs: Study

GDP growth forecast for 30 Asian cities predicts Indian cities are set to grow the most across the region, with Delhi being the fastest growing city in Asia over the next five years.

August 10, 2017
August 10, 2017

Bangladesh 10th most slave served country

Bangladesh ranks 10th among countries where more than 45 million people globally are living in modern slavery. In Bangladesh, 1,531,300 people are living in modern slavery, according to Global Slavery Index 2016. According to the index, which ranks 167 countries, half the population of modern slaves are in five countries -- India, China, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Uzbekistan.

August 5, 2017
August 5, 2017

India may surpass China as most populous country by 2024

Asia’s demographics by 2024 will look very different as India’s population is all set to surpass that of China. Although fertility is declining across the region, Asian populations will continue to grow, increasing pressure on the region’s natural resources.

July 29, 2017
July 29, 2017

China hosts most global companies in Asia

Asia is home to more Fortune Global 500 companies than any other continent, and Beijing hosts more global companies, the most of any city in the world.

July 22, 2017
July 22, 2017

China top holder of forex reserve in Asia

China is the world's largest holder of foreign exchange reserves. It has over two and half times more foreign reserves than the second largest reserve holder, Japan. The Asian giant has US$3.483 trillion of foreign exchange reserves, despite recent fall in foreign reserves.