Published: Jul 10, 2022
Calm returned to the streets of Sri Lanka's commercial capital Colombo on Sunday and protesters were jubilant as President Gotabaya Rajapaksa agreed to resign after his house was stormed amid outrage over the South Asia nation's collapsing economy.
Published: May 20, 2022
India, the largest economy in South Asia, is expected to grow by 6.4 per cent in 2022, well below the 8.8 per cent growth in 2021, as higher inflationary pressures and uneven recovery of the labour market will curb private consumption and investment, according to the United Nations.
Published: Apr 14, 2022
The World Bank on Wednesday said the South Asian region was now more vulnerable to risks from the volatile external environment due to the impacts of the Ukraine war and persistent economic challenges with slower growth.
Published: Oct 24, 2021
SINGAPORE - Travellers from six countries that Singapore was previously closed off to will be allowed to enter here from Wednesday, as the nation continues to adjust border measures in response to the global Covid-19 situation.
Published: Aug 22, 2021
DHAKA - Young people living in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India and Pakistan are among those most at risk of the impacts of climate change, threatening their health, education, and protection, according to a new UNICEF report received here Friday.
Published: May 06, 2021
The scenes we are witnessing in South Asia are unlike anything our region has seen before. Family members of patients are pleading for help as the region reels under an acute shortage of medical-grade oxygen. Exhausted health workers are being pushed to the brink of collapse. We are faced with a real possibility that our health systems will be strained to a breaking point – leading to even more loss of life.
Published: Apr 01, 2021
South Asia's prospect for an economic rebound is firming up as the area's growth is set to increase by 7.2 per cent in 2021 and 4.4 per cent in 2022, World Bank said in its twice-a-year-regional update today.