Category: Asia

Malaysia Median Age

Malaysia 2019

Yearbook 2019 Malaysia. Malaysia’s economy slowed down during the year. For the period July to September, GDP grew by 4.4%, the lowest growth in one year. The US-China trade war contributed to this. But...

Lebanon Median Age

Lebanon 2019

Yearbook 2019 Lebanon. It took Lebanon over eight months of negotiations before a new government could be in place by the end of January. Admittedly, at the May 2018 parliamentary elections, which was the...

Laos 2019

Laos 2019

Yearbook 2019 Laos. At the end of October, power began to be delivered from the Xayaburi power plant project, one of five planned major power plants in the Mekong River in Laos. The Thai-owned...

Kyrgyzstan Median Age

Kyrgyzstan 2019

In the Bronze Age (2nd millennium BCE), the area that today constitutes Kyrgyzstan was populated by tribes that fed on cattle farming and agriculture. From the 1st century BCE to the 4th century, Kyrgyzstan...

Kuwait Median Age

Kuwait 2019

Yearbook 2019 Kuwait. Kuwait is hit with a troublesome budget deficit, which has been going on since 2014 when oil prices began to fall – almost 90% of the state’s revenue comes from the...

Kazakhstan Median Age

Kazakhstan 2019

Yearbook 2019 Kazakhstan. In March, President Nursultan Nazarbayev announced something unexpectedly his departure. Nazarbayev had held the presidency since 1990. In 1991, Kazakhstan became independent from the then Soviet Union, which dissolved that year....

Jordan Median Age

Jordan 2019

Yearbook 2019 Jordan. Since the border with Syria was opened in October 2018, more than 150,000 Syrian refugees have returned home. A total of 650,000 Syrians in Jordan have been granted refugee status by...

Japan Median Age

Japan 2019

Yearbook 2019 Japan. On April 30, Emperor Akihito abdicated. He was succeeded by his eldest son, 59-year-old Crown Prince Naruhito. According to the law, Japan’s emperor is supposed to be dead, but Parliament approved...

Israel Median Age

Israel 2019

Yearbook 2019 Israel. Israel conducted two parliamentary elections during the year. In the April election, challenger Benny Gantz and his newly formed middle party BlÄvitt ended up so even with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu...

Iraq Median Age

Iraq 2019

Yearbook 2019 Iraq. During the fall, a wave of protests swept across the country. Unemployment and general dissatisfaction with corrupt politicians as well as demands on Prime Minister Adil Abd al-Mahdi’s departure in October-November...