Articles tagged with ‘business’

Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Image: Nugroho Nurdikiawan Sunjoyo/World Bank
3 July 2014
Research teams in Asia are using data drawn from firms to produce lessons for policymakers. The aim is to help middle-income countries support SMEs as a pathway to higher incomes and inclusive growth. In South Asia, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) account...
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A batch of piezoelectric sensors similar to the ones currently being customised to Hoestar’s design specifications for the automated, wireless monitoring of equipment. Image: Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE)
2 July 2014
A new diagnostic tool for machinery can save industries time and money. Researchers at the Singapore Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) have developed and demonstrated a miniature wireless sensor to remotely diagnose the health of machinery, such as motors, pumps...
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Pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum) © aaronforest/Flickr
24 July 2013
It’s no secret that traditional crops such as millets and pulses are highly nutritious. Now researchers, working with women in Ethiopia and India are making it easier for them to use these local crops when cooking healthy meals at home and creating...
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The aftermath of the tsunami
3 July 2012
From setting compensation for victims of oil spills to determining the storm-protection value of mangrove forests, environmental economics networks in Asia support research that makes the connections between economic growth, poverty, and
Connaught Place, New Delhi
13 June 2012
The concept of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is not new in India. It emerged from the ‘Vedic period” when history was not recorded in India. In that period, Kings had an obligation towards society and merchants displayed their own business responsibility by...
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