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  • Dannel P. Malloy's proposed $100 billion, 30- year overhaul of Connecticut's transportation system. Ben Barnes, Malloy's budget director, offered those and other ideas for the Governor's Transportation Finance Panel to ponder over the coming months. In 2013, Oregon lawmakers passed the first legislation in the U.S. to create such a system, authorizing the...

  • CARTAGENA, Colombia, April 24- Engineering work ordered by Colombia's constitutional court that would allow the country's main coal railway to operate at night was blocked by protesters shortly after the work got under way this week, a Mines and Energy Ministry official said on Friday. The Fenoco railway, owned and operated by a consortium of coal miners...

  • Issues with Singapore's immigration policy   Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 12:43 AM ET
    Issues with Singapore's immigration policy

    Michael D Barr, associate professor of International Relations at Flinders University, outlines the consequences of the government's active policy of rising the number of immigrants in Singapore.

  • Is Indonesia successfully wooing foreign money? Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 8:25 PM ET
    A fisherman sits in his boat with the Green Bay Pluit residential and commercial project in North Jakarta, Indonesia in the background.

    Indonesia's courtship of foreign investors may get a fillip from Chinese and Japanese money seeking a fresh home.

  • This expert gives Rio Tinto a thumbs down   Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 11:25 PM ET
    This expert gives Rio Tinto a thumbs down

    Kunal Sawhney, chief executive at Kalkine, explains why the global miner's first-quarter production report "doesn't look very good" compared to a year ago.

  • Time for next-generation wireless network?   Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 7:43 PM ET
    Time for next-generation wireless network?

    Speaking to CNBC at the Founders Forum Smart Nation Singapore conference, Steve Papa, founder of Parallel Wireless, discusses how next-generation wireless technology could become a reality.

  • Tracking China-Pakistan 'iron brothers' ties   Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 6:51 PM ET
    Tracking China-Pakistan 'iron brothers' ties

    While China and Pakistan share strong political ties, the relationship has become complicated in recent years, says Kerry Brown, director, China Studies Centre & Professor of Chinese Politics from University of Sydney.

  • Becoming a smart city: What makes Singapore different

    Factors like economic stability enable Singapore to plan ahead for problems like an aging population, says Steve Leonard, executive deputy chairman of Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore.

  • Unplugged no more: Subways going digital Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 1:37 PM ET
    Woman using smartphone in subway

    Subways may no longer be digital black holes for riders, as many of the country's largest cities are working to bring cell service underground.

  • What Indonesia can do to entice investors   Sunday, 19 Apr 2015 | 10:31 PM ET
    What Indonesia can do to entice investors

    As Indonesia's infrastructure woes cannot be resolved quickly, the government should focus on a few success stories to send an encouraging signal to investors, says Chatib Basri, former finance minister of Indonesia from May 2013-October 2014.

  • China woos Pakistan with billions in aid Sunday, 19 Apr 2015 | 10:20 PM ET
    Chinese President Xi Jinping.

    China's president, Xi Jinping, travels to Pakistan on Monday laden with tens of billions of dollars in infrastructure and energy assistance.

  • How Indonesia is progressing with reforms   Sunday, 19 Apr 2015 | 10:19 PM ET
    How Indonesia is progressing with reforms

    Sofyan Djalil, Indonesia's coordinating minister for Economic Affairs, explains the progress of reforms in the country's land and power sectors.

  • Who's driving infrastructure development in Indonesia

    While the Indonesian government has the political will to develop infrastructure, the private sector is taking the lead in rural areas, says Anderson Tanoto, director of RGE Group.

  • Here's the significance of China-led AIIB   Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 10:38 PM ET
    Here's the significance of China-led AIIB

    Eswar Prasad, senior professor of Trade Policy at Cornell University, says the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank poses a "significant challenge" to the existing structure of global institutions.

  • Did the US overreact to China-led AIIB?   Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 12:44 AM ET
    Did the US overreact to China-led AIIB?

    Speculation that China will use the AIIB to undermine U.S. power is unlikely as the development bank isn't part of the financial system, says Fraser Howie, managing director at Newedge Singapore.

  • US reaction on AIIB is a victory for China: Pro   Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 10:39 PM ET
    US reaction on AIIB is a victory for China: Pro

    Michael Pettis, finance professor at Peking University, explains why the reaction from the U.S. over the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank translates into a victory for China.

  • Singapore: What it takes to build a smart city   Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 8:53 PM ET
    Singapore: What it takes to build a smart city

    Singapore has been seen as a good example of a sustainable smart city, but the use of technology is not without its downsides. CNBC's Pauline Chiou reports.

  • How this firm is improvising on street lights   Monday, 13 Apr 2015 | 11:24 PM ET
    How this firm is improvising on street lights

    Hugh Martin, chairman & CEO of Sensity Systems, introduces the company's idea to convert street lighting infrastructure into a sensor network.

  • Is India's 'smart cities' project too ambitious?   Monday, 13 Apr 2015 | 8:45 PM ET
    Is India's 'smart cities' project too ambitious?

    While India's plan to get its cities working more efficiently is ambitious, it is a positive news for investors, says Nicholas Holt, Asia Pacific Head of Research at Knight Frank.

  • Asia's alternative bank   Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 3:36 PM ET
    Asia's alternative bank

    The U.K.; Germany; France and Italy have signed on to join China's Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. Discussing the United States' opposition, with CNBC's Jeff Cox and Ravin Ghandi, GMM Nonstick Coatings CEO,