Development of Banking in the South Asian Region: Dimensions of the Transition

Finance is the linchpin of any development strategy.  Development of the financial sector in the South Asian Region (SAR) has contributed to poverty alleviation. However, the development that has taken place in the region, as note worthy as it may seem, has not yet been deep rooted nor endemic. 


The Role of Infrastructure in China-SAARC Relations: Moving Towards a Partnership of Common Prosperity

China’s inclusion into the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) as Observer in 2006 (along with Japan, South Korea, the US and EU) creates some very interesting and compelling avenues of thinking and many options for long-term planning in respect to cooperative infrastructure development


Sino-Nepalese Relations: Factoring in India

A cursory examination of the trajectory of Nepal-China relations over the past decade would certainly have to commence by honing in on events of February 2001, when the late King Birendra embarked on a state visit to China at the invitation of former Chinese President Jiang Zemin.

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