» 02/25/2006, 00.00
Unemployment rising as economy grows
The problem is linked to an education system unable to produce skilled manpower so that industries must turn to foreign labour. There is risk of social tension.
National People's Congress closes
Thailand’s economy recovering, + 5.8 per cent in fourth quarter of 2009
GDP decline last year is less than expected. The government plans to continue economic assistance to individuals and companies. Tourism is playing a key role in the upswing.
Bhutan prepares to crown a new king
Jigme Khesar Namgyel, the youngest monarch in the world, inherits the crown, but also the challenge of ushering the country into the modern world while preserving its culture.
NPC: the wounds of a “harmonious society” deprived of democracy
At the National People’s Congress that opens on 5 March, the leadership plans to fight injustice, pollution and poverty. But the monopoly of power must remain in the hands of the party.
Bhutan tells China: hands off mushrooms
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