Monday, September 28, 2020

Covid-19 Update

ASEAN weathering the COVID-19 typhoon

Author: Sandra Seno-Alday, Sydney University The roughly 20 typhoons that hit Southeast Asia each year pale in comparison to the impact on the region of...

Covid-19 Could Push Half A Billion People Into Poverty

According to one estimate, 420-580 million people worldwide could be pushed into poverty, with as much as 240 million of them living in the East Asia and Pacific region.

Covid-19 and the Thailand Tourism Sector

Thailand has recorded 58 deaths so far and 3,129 confirmed cases and has been gradually easing restrictions in an effort to revive its economy after appearing to contain the virus.

Securing supply chains and global production after COVID-19

Author: Editorial Board, ANU The lockdowns that started in China’s Hubei province on 23 January were a major disruption to the international supply of manufactured...

COVID-19 doesn’t spell the end of supply chains

Author: Ken Heydon, LSE Well before the COVID-19 pandemic, global value chains (GVCs) were losing their impetus as drivers of world growth. Between 2012 and...

A COVID-19 debt shock in Asia?

Author: Paola Subacchi, Queen Mary University of London and University of Bologna Even before the outbreak of COVID-19, the level of global debt was high...

Editor's PIck

Adapting to Hong Kong’s grim reality

Author: Mark S. Cogan, Kansai Gaidai University Hong Kong residents are scrambling to pick up the pieces after the implementation of the...

Travel industry turned upside down: Insights, analysis, and actions for travel executives

Although the travel industry is no stranger to hardship and has been seriously damaged by the pandemic, we have...

Automakers Sue US Government Over Tariffs on Chinese Imports

NEW YORK - Automakers Tesla, Volvo, Ford and Mercedes-Benz have sued the U.S. government over tariffs on Chinese goods, demanding...

Australia at Risk of Losing Ground to China in Pacific: Expert

One of Australia's highest foreign policy priorities, the Pacific Step-up, is at risk of losing ground to China if the federal government...