In the first half of 2019, a billion Asians will elect the next leaders of the region's two largest democracies.
Over the last five decades or so, Asia’s economies have relied largely on an export-oriented development model to support rapid economic transformation and growth.
Earlier this month, the Maharashtra government in India signed a Memorandum of Understanding with British billionaire and Virgin Hyperloop One chairman, Richard Branson to build a hyperloop between Mumbai and Pune.
Asian equities continued their positive start to the year on Wednesday following yet another record close on Wall Street, but the dollar faced further selling pressure.
Most Asian markets rose on Thursday following gains on Wall Street, but with trading thin leading into the New Year break there was little to drive prices at the end of a stellar year for global equities.
Last year, three of the world’s largest meat companies – JBS, Cargill, and Tyson Foods – emitted more greenhouse gases than France, and nearly as much as some big oil companies.