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‘COVID-19 pushed 148 million Asians into poverty,’ says Oxfam

The region’s billionaires, however, grew their wealth by US$1.46 trillion, leading to a staggering rise in inequality

Pandemic pushes 26.14 million Filipinos to live below poverty threshold

About 26.14 million Filipinos live below the poverty threshold, estimated at US$242, during the first half of 2021

Asia’s informal workers risk losing out in green economy push, officials...

The rate of informal employment across the region is on average 68% of the workforce

‘Dark future’: The distress of Afghan women who can no longer...

The United Nations predicts half of Afghanistan's population could run out of food during the long, cold winter

Hopes high as tourists touch down for Thailand re-opening

The pandemic hammered the kingdom's tourism-reliant economy, which last year saw its worst performance since the 1997 Asian financial crisis

Thailand prepares to welcome back tourists after devastating shutdown

The kingdom is expecting the return of at least a million visitors by March and to generate about US$30 billion in revenue through 2022

Desperate Indians sell family gold to survive COVID cash crunch

Business closures and job losses pushed more than 230 million Indians into poverty in the past year

Pope Francis tells young people to work for ‘just economy’

Pope Francis stressed the need to change the present economic paradigm as the world struggles with the pandemic

Photos: A day in the life of Manila under COVID-19 pandemic

Filipinos in Manila observe minimum health protocols as the country continues to face high incidences of COVID-19 infections

Economic recovery in East Asia, Pacific faces setback, says World Bank

Economic activity began to slow down in the second quarter of 2021, and growth forecasts have been downgraded for most countries

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