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IMF chief urges Myanmar to focus on poverty reduction

Last Updated: Saturday, December 07, 2013, 21:19

International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde urged Myanmar -- which is enjoying an economic boom after decades of international isolation under the junta -- to urgently prioritise tackling widespread poverty.

`China`s economic boom savages 80% coral reefs`

Last Updated: Thursday, December 27, 2012, 19:28

China`s coral reefs have suffered a devastating 80 percent decline in recent decades, driven mainly by the communist giant`s unrestrained economic growth.