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COVID-19 Resurgence Threatens India’s Economic Recovery
April 14, 2021

COVID-19 Resurgence Threatens India’s Economic Recovery

By Prachi Priya and Aniruddha Ghosh
Just when there was growing optimism over India’s economic rebound, the second COVID-19 wave has come as a rude shock to businesses and consumers alike. 

Global Trade Is Recovering From the Pandemic. North Korea’s Economy Isn’t.
April 12, 2021

Global Trade Is Recovering From the Pandemic. North Korea’s Economy Isn’t.

By Troy Stangarone
With its borders still locked down, North Korea isn’t benefiting from China’s return to growth. That’s unlikely to change anytime soon.
COVID-19 Made China’s Debt Problem Worse
March 18, 2021

COVID-19 Made China’s Debt Problem Worse

By Sara Hsu
With debt soaring amid the pandemic, the government’s deleveraging struggle slogs on.

Sustainable Development Goals Can Guide Asia-Pacific To Build Back Better
March 17, 2021

Sustainable Development Goals Can Guide Asia-Pacific To Build Back Better

By Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana
The region fell short of its 2020 milestones for the Goals, even before entering the global pandemic. As the Asia-Pacific rebuilds, it must change course.

How COVID-19 Changed Asia
March 12, 2021

How COVID-19 Changed Asia

By Catherine Putz, Abhijnan Rej, Sebastian Strangio, and Shannon Tiezzi
A year after the official declaration of a global pandemic, how has the novel coronavirus reshaped the Asia-Pacific?

COVID-19 Threatens to Waste India’s Demographic Dividend
March 04, 2021

COVID-19 Threatens to Waste India’s Demographic Dividend

By Mohamed Zeeshan
The impacts of the pandemic on India’s youth threaten to last for years to come, undoing decades of progress on multiple fronts.

The Impact of COVID-19 on South Korean Trade in 2020
February 04, 2021

The Impact of COVID-19 on South Korean Trade in 2020

By Troy Stangarone
South Korea took minimal economic damage overall, but sector-specific impacts varied widely.
Russia’s Losing Bet on China in a Post-COVID World
February 03, 2021

Russia’s Losing Bet on China in a Post-COVID World

By Nicholas Trickett
China’s economic maturation into a consumer economy is a gut punch to Russia’s economic model.

South Korea’s Vision for a More Inclusive Pandemic Recovery
January 28, 2021

South Korea’s Vision for a More Inclusive Pandemic Recovery

By Kyle Ferrier
South Korea was already struggling with economic inequality. The pandemic has made things worse.

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.

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