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How Much Will Climate Change Cost South Asian Economies?

By Amantha Perera South Asian economies stand to lose around 1.3 percent of their collective annual GDP by 2050 even if global temperature increases are kept to 2 degrees Celsius, experts and public officials warn. In the second half of the century, the losses are likely to increase to around 2.5 percent of GDP, warns … Continue reading

New Railway Between China And Nepal May Tunnel Under Mount Everest

As China pushes to develop its new Silk Road, a new railway between China and Nepal is under construction, and it could include a tunnel that will be built under Mount Everest, AFP reports, citing the China Daily newspaper. The Qinghai-Tibet railway already links the rest of China with the Tibetan capital Lhasa and beyond, and a new extension … Continue reading

Syria Applies For Observer Status At The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO)

Syria has filed an application for an observer status at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), Russian Presidential Envoy for SCO Affairs and Director of the Foreign Ministry’s Department for Asian and Pacific Cooperation Bakhtier Khakimov said on Friday, TASS reports. “The issue of the Organization’s expansion is a topic we are currently working on,” the … Continue reading

The Future Of Nepal: Are Its Days Numbered?

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri Nepal has been without an effective constitution or political system since the abolition of its monarchy in 2008, despite an interim constitution. As TheDiplomat previously reported, Nepal has tried for years to successfully draft a permanent constitution. Violent protests broke out a few days ago in anticipation of Thursday’s deadline for the … Continue reading

Nepal’s Next Big Thing: Hydropower

Several weeks ago India and Nepal signed a Power Trade Agreement (PTA) that holds promise to unlock Nepal’s vast hydropower potential for Indian consumers. Santosh Thapa of The Udaya Group blogs about factors that potential investors should consider before making an investment in Nepali hydropower.  The next big thing in Nepali capital market and overall economy … Continue reading

The Himalayan Hope: Nepal

This is no mistake. I’m not telling this story because I have any investments in Nepal, because I don’t. Rather, it has to be one of the most exciting stories in the frontier market that I have come across. It’s one that I want the Emerging Frontiers community to know about before it becomes the … Continue reading

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