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futurePhilippines will be World Bank upper-middle income in 2019

The Philippines National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) sees 7-8% GDP growth making the Philippines an upper middle-income country by 2019 which would be 3 years ahead of a 2022 target. A World Bank definition for an upper middle-income economy …

aseanAsian economies out to 2030, India third place world economy by 2028

Japan Center for Economic Research has forecasted the Asian economies out to 2030. The center released its third Medium-Term Asian Economic Forecast for 2017 through 2030. The report, titled “Digital Asia 5.0 — Innovation changes economic power relationship,” puts the …

chinaGravitational wave detection with optical lattice atomic clock

Researchers propose a space-based gravitational wave detector consisting of two spatially separated, drag-free satellites sharing ultra-stable optical laser light over a single baseline. Each satellite contains an optical lattice atomic clock, which serves as a sensitive, narrowband detector of the …

asiaDNA nanocomputer detect antibodies and could be used to control drug delivery into the bloodstream

Researchers at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) present a new method that should enable controlled drug delivery into the bloodstream using DNA computers. In the journal Nature Communications the team, led by biomedical engineer Maarten Merkx, describes how it has …

asiaOnly the costs of the Space Launch System are going to the moon

NASA is requesting help to minimize the production, operations, and maintenance (POM) costs of the Space Launch System (SLS), Orion, and Exploration Ground Systems (EGS). SLS rocket and Orion spacecraft are costing more than $3 billion per year in development …

chinaBoeing and Saab are making a fighter that beats the best Russian SU-35 and would be ten times cheaper to operate than the F-35

Simulation show the Swedish Gripen E fighter shooting down the best Russian Su-35 fighter at almost the same rate that the F-22 does. The Gripen E is estimated to be able to shoot down 1.6 Su-35s for every Gripen E …

chinaKorea unveils door-to-door self-driving taxi

A team from Seoul National University on Tuesday unveiled a door-to-door self-driving taxi for the first time in the nation. Called Snuber 2, it is an upgraded version of an app-based self-driving taxi Snuber developed in November 2015. The new …

chinaChina’s belt and road is integrating countries in Asia, Africa and Europe into China’s financial, industrial and infrastructure model into one global value chain

The ultimate purpose of the Belt and Road Initiative is deep economic integration through the development of global value chains. Importantly, the initiative is supposed to abide by market rules. Either geopolitical considerations were never taken into account or everything …

asiaAlibaba’s Jack Ma sees 3-5 tough years for China but then about 5% GDP per year for 15 years

China’s economy will face “a difficult three to five years” but the slowdown will be good for its long-term development, Alibaba executive chairman Jack Ma told the South China Morning Post in an interview just before the e-commerce giant’s takeover …

asiaPhotos of China J-20 stealth fighter with camouflage paint as they move toward 2019 combat readiness and the start of full production

The Chengdu Aircraft Industry Group (CAC) is involved in preparation for some kind of aerial display involving the low-rate initial production (LRIP) J-20A. This included what was essentially a semiofficial ‘presentation’ of the J-20A with a flurry of news reports …