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Pandemic Border Restrictions Crush Hong Kong’s Economy
December 16, 2020

Pandemic Border Restrictions Crush Hong Kong’s Economy

By Tej Parikh
Hong Kong's tight restrictions on travel amid COVID-19 are taking a toll on an already-suffering economy.

Pandemic Puts Indonesia Into 1st Recession in 20 years
November 06, 2020

Pandemic Puts Indonesia Into 1st Recession in 20 years

By Niniek Karmini
After two quarters of contraction, Indonesia is officially in its first recession since the Asian financial crisis.
China’s ‘Secret Weapon’ Against COVID-19 Won’t Work for Post-Pandemic Economic Recovery
October 30, 2020

China’s ‘Secret Weapon’ Against COVID-19 Won’t Work for Post-Pandemic Economic Recovery

By Zhuoran Li
The CCP was able to mobile its people to fight COVID-19. It's having a harder time convincing Chinese to spend money.

South Korea Looks to Cap Public Debt, But Is It Actually a Problem?
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.

How to Promote Chinese Foreign Trade in the Post-Pandemic Era?
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.

Can Japan’s New Suga Administration Steer the Battered Economy Toward Growth?
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.

How COVID-19 Wreaked Havoc on South Korea’s Labor Market
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.
COVID-19 Exacerbates Chinese Restaurateurs’ Gripes About Delivery Platform Fees
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.

Will COVID-19 Further Drag Down Japan’s Dismal Birth Rate?
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.

Perpetual Silence: Kashmir’s Economy Slumps Under Lockdown
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.”

COVID-19 Pushes South Korea Into Recession
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.
South Korea’s ‘New Deal’
August 01, 2020

South Korea’s ‘New Deal’

By Dongwoo Kim
Seoul is already looking ahead to the post-COVID world.

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