Monday, July 6, 2020

Covid-19 Update

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...

China crucial to early post-COVID-19 economic recovery

Author: Wei Li and Hans Hendrischke, Sydney University China’s economy is poised for a quick rebound. In March, factories reopened and in April, schools started...

Editor's PIck

India’s China choice

Author: Editorial Board, ANU The border clash between China and India on 15 June in the harsh Himalayan terrain of the Galwan...

US Vulnerable to China Rare Earth Monopoly, Researchers Find

The Chinese communist regime is ready—and willing—to use the country’s near monopoly in rare earth elements (REEs) as a trump...

More Chinese residents want to increase consumption in Q2: central bank

BEIJING, July 5 (Xinhua) -- More Chinese urban residents expressed enthusiasm about increasing their spending in the second quarter of...

Fast-tracking a Philippine–EU free trade agreement

Author: Stacey Nicole M Bellido, Philippine Foreign Service Institute The Philippines is at a critical juncture in its economic relations with the...