Big Data

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.

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.

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.

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.

TIMELINE: Narayanganj 7-murder

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

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.

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.

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.

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 19, 2017
July 19, 2017

Countries need more than money to cope with shocks: Report

Sweden, the Netherlands and Germany are among the best placed wealthy countries to cope with shocks like large-scale migration due to their strong safety nets, education programmes and economic opportunities, says a global report by KPMG.

July 13, 2017
July 13, 2017

4 Asian countries have world’s most coal plant projects

China, India, Indonesia and Vietnam have the world’s four biggest coal-fired power plants in pipeline. Together, they represent 82 percent of the 718 units globally under construction.

July 12, 2017
July 12, 2017

INTERACTIVE MAP: Updated flood situation in Bangladesh

Click on the markers on the map and zoom in to see details on the flood situation in Lalmonirhat, Kurigram, Sirajganj and Jamalpur districts of Bangladesh.

July 3, 2017
July 3, 2017

Interactive: Gulshan café attack and its aftermath

Here is a presentation of law enforcer's crackdown on militancy across Bangladesh since the Gulshan cafe attack on July 1, 2016. After the country's first ever hostage killing incident at Holey Artisan Bakery, these anti-militancy operations were carried out following a zero tolerance stance of the government.