June 30, 2022
India’s Urban Unemployment Crisis
By Rupa Kumari
The urban unemployment crisis, sparked by the COVID-19 pandemic, continues to drag India’s economy down.
May 20, 2022
Warning Signs in China’s Economic Outlook as COVID-19 Spreads
By He Jun
Signs of economic downturns in Shanghai and Guangdong are especially troubling, considering the outsized role they play in China’s overall economy.
May 18, 2022
COVID-19 Lockdowns Bring Economic Woes for China
By Dmytro Spilka
China’s stock market woes added to a broader economic downturn in recent weeks, amid tough lockdowns in major cities.
May 14, 2022
India Needs a Review Commission on COVID Management
It is critical that policymakers understand the full impact of the pandemic on the economy and human development.
May 12, 2022
Economic Stimulus Has Become Inevitable for China
By He Jun
If China wants to meet its 5.5 percent growth target, it will have to change its macroeconomic policy.
May 05, 2022
Why Did Chinese Loans to Africa Fall So Much in 2020?
By Etsehiwot Kebret and Yike Fu
Of course the COVID-19 pandemic played a role, but there is another factor at play: pressure from international organizations to avoid debt.
April 12, 2022
Tackling the Pandemic of Inequality in Asia and the Pacific
By Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana
The COVID-19 pandemic worsened the circumstances of those already being left behind. At the same time, COVID-19 has created a generational opportunity to build a more equitable and sustainable world.
March 15, 2022
China’s COVID-19 Cases Double, Sparking Fears About Economic Fallout
By Joe McDonald
The growing lockdowns in response to the Omicron outbreak raise the threat of trade disruptions.
November 17, 2021
The Philippines’ 2022 Budget Is Not Afraid of Debt
By James Guild
The Duterte government is going to try to spend its way out of any lingering economic headwinds from the pandemic, and it is not afraid to run deficits to do so.
September 22, 2021
China Keeps Virus at Bay at High Cost Ahead of Olympics
By Joe McDonald and Huizhong Wu
China’s “zero tolerance” strategy of trying to isolate every case and stop transmission has succeeded in keeping COVID-19 at bay – but at a steep price.
August 19, 2021
China’s Shipping Delays Are Costing African Economies
By Osaru Omosigho
China’s shipping delays to African countries in particular are the result of global trends. They need a global solution.
August 17, 2021
COVID-19 Shrank India’s Burgeoning Middle Class
By Sayan Ghosh, Zenger News
India has witnessed a drop in living standards across all income tiers, significantly denting its efforts to catch up to China.