October 16, 2020
South Korea Looks to Cap Public Debt, But Is It Actually a Problem?
By Kyle Ferrier
South Korean President Moon Jae-in has heavily leaned on government spending to drive growth. But overall debt remains relatively low.
October 08, 2020
How to Promote Chinese Foreign Trade in the Post-Pandemic Era?
By Xiaomeng Kang and Dingding Chen
As COVID-19 speeds up changes to global trade networks, China’s government and companies must adapt.
September 25, 2020
Can Japan’s New Suga Administration Steer the Battered Economy Toward Growth?
By Thisanka Siripala
All eyes are on the Suga administration’s policy agenda after committing to advancing his predecessor’s Abenomics growth strategy.
August 28, 2020
How COVID-19 Wreaked Havoc on South Korea’s Labor Market
By Vladimir Hlasny
Despite a resolute response by the government, COVID-19 has taken a serious bite out of the South Korean economy.
August 21, 2020
COVID-19 Exacerbates Chinese Restaurateurs’ Gripes About Delivery Platform Fees
By Larry Mullin
China’s delivery platforms are “eons ahead of the U.S.” but the hurdles for restaurants are equally sophisticated.
August 17, 2020
Will COVID-19 Further Drag Down Japan’s Dismal Birth Rate?
By Thisanka Siripala
The coronavirus economic fallout adds new challenges to tackling Japan’s worrying fertility projections.
August 14, 2020
Perpetual Silence: Kashmir’s Economy Slumps Under Lockdown
By Niha Dagia
“Our lockdown began way before the world was forced into isolation.”
August 03, 2020
COVID-19 Pushes South Korea Into Recession
By Troy Stangarone
Despite its capable handling of the pandemic overall, South Korea has not been able to escape the global economic fallout.
August 01, 2020
South Korea’s ‘New Deal’
By Dongwoo Kim
Seoul is already looking ahead to the post-COVID world.
July 31, 2020
In Vietnam, an Ancient Town Struggles With a New COVID-19 Outbreak
By Pham Thi Thuy Duong
Even before the outbreak in Da Nang, Hoi An’s people were devastated by the loss of tourists. Now the slight hope of economic recovery has been dashed.
July 23, 2020
Indonesia’s COVID-19 Response Pivots to Support Economic Recovery
By Jefferson Ng
Indonesia’s restructured COVID-19 task force has a clear economic bias.
July 09, 2020
How COVID-19 Is Impacting Asia’s Film Industries
By Alexander Ayertey Odonkor and Hiu Man Chan
From Southeast Asia to India, China, and Japan, cinemas are bleeding while online steaming booms.