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  • Was the train going 100mph? Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 2:14 PM ET
    Was the train going 100mph?

    Authorities say the Philly train that derailed Tuesday night was going at least 100 mph, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers.

  • Ray Lahood: Should consider seatbelts for trains Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 1:31 PM ET
    Ray Lahood: Should consider seatbelts for trains

    Former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, discusses state of the art rail infrastructure elsewhere in the world, and steps to increase safety on trains.

  • Enough spending on rail? Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 10:03 AM ET
    Enough spending on rail?

    Former NTSB Vice Chairman Robert Francis, provides insight to railroad infrastructure.

  • The good and bad of investing in Myanmar Monday, 11 May 2015 | 6:21 PM ET
    The long road to investing in Myanmar

    CNBC's Eunice Yoon speaks to Dale Jones, country manager at RMA Myanmar, about the investment opportunities and challenges in Myanmar.

  • Why the AIIB won't compete with ADB Sunday, 3 May 2015 | 7:53 PM ET
    Why the AIIB won't compete with ADB

    Bambang Brodjonegoro, finance minister of Indonesia, says the roles of the Asian Development Bank and China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank are complementary.

  • The cities at greatest risk for a mega-quake Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 10:50 AM ET
    Nepal is still struggling to recover from the previous earthquake, which hit the country late last month

    In earthquake-prone cities, growing populations live amidst infrastructures that are unable to withstand the effects of large quakes.

  • A first for wind power rises off Rhode Island Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 3:27 PM ET
    Denmark's Anholt wind power farm. The United States trails Europe in developing the energy source.

    Deepwater Wind's Block Island offshore wind farm could be the first in the nation, reports Breaking Energy.

  • 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.