Published: April 11, 2021
SINGAPORE - After a period of success in containing Covid-19 infections, some countries in Asia are once again beating back an emergence of Covid-19 that has infected over 130 million people worldwide and killed nearly 3 million.
Published: April 05, 2021
Countries across Asia are trying everything from fertility tours to baby bonuses to spur population growth in an aging world. Not so in Indonesia, where officials are trying to convince people to have fewer children.
Published: March 24, 2021
The United Nations warned on Wednesday that Asia must ramp up regional cooperation to build resilience to the Covid-19 pandemic and the climate emergency – “the twin crises that threaten our future the most”.
Published: March 17, 2021
The number of Thai households shopping online has shot up 58 per cent during the Covid-19 pandemic, which has accelerated the region’s shift to e-commerce. The dramatic rise in households buying online signals a turning point for e-commerce in Asia, says global marketing research firm NielsenIQ.
Published: March 13, 2021
The United States, India, Japan and Australia pledged Friday to jointly manufacture and distribute up to 1 billion doses of coronavirus vaccine before the end of next year, as the Biden administration comes under increased pressure to provide more vaccine help to poorer nations.
Published: December 11, 2020
MANILA - Economic activity in developing Asia, a group of 45 nations in the Asia-Pacific, is forecast to contract by 0.4 percent this year before picking up to 6.8 percent in 2021 as the region moves toward recovery from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an Asian Development Bank (ADB) report released on Thursday.
Published: November 03, 2020
Some parts of Asia appear to have gotten a grip - albeit a tenuous one - on Covid-19 in recent days, compared with the situation in Europe and the United States where cases are spiralling and are barely contained.