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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

Asian governments urged to reject ‘tax deal of the rich’

"It is imperative to reject the ‘tax deal of the rich’ and rebuild broken tax and fiscal systems to make them work for people and the planet"

Bangkok ‘taxi graveyard’ comes to life with mini-gardens

Tiny green-brown frogs squat croaking in the tropical heat on makeshift ponds fashioned out of old tires, tucked in among abandoned cars

‘Ghost kitchens’ boom in Asia as pandemic sparks huge demand

The boom in food delivery apps meant customers were already used to having restaurant quality meals quickly delivered to their homes

SOS: Stranded and shattered seafarers threaten global supply lines

About 100,000 seafarers are stranded at sea beyond their regular stints of typically 3-9 months

ILO-Japan initiative targets safe return to work for small enterprises in...

The one-year project with US$2.2 million funding from Japan aims to help improve the safety and health of workers in MSMEs

Virus variants threaten global recovery, G20 warns

Italy said the G20 would return to the issue of vaccine funding for poor countries ahead of a Rome summit in October

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