Why COVID-19 Will Worsen Inequality in Thailand
By M Niaz Asadullah and Ruttiya Bhula-or
Many Thais were already economically marginalized before the outbreak. Without urgent action, they will fall deeper into poverty.
Does COVID-19 Portend Dark Days in Nepal’s Future?
By David Johnson
With a global economic slow-down and potentially millions of foreign workers returning home, Nepal could be on the brink of a humanitarian catastrophe.
‘Quarantined to Starvation’: A Bangladeshi Sex Worker’s Struggles Amid the COVID-19 Lockdown
A Bangladeshi sex worker fears for herself and her family without the prospect of work during the lockdown.
Debunking 3 Myths About COVID-19 Lockdowns
By Karl Lee Chee Leong
There are different degrees of lockdown, but no matter what, life won't go back to normal once the lockdowns end.
Japan’s Nightlife Begins to Fizzle Amid Coronavirus Economic Fallout
By Thisanka Siripala
As stay-at-home advisories gain traction and customer numbers dwindle, music venues, bars, and clubs say they face bankruptcy without subsidies.
Pandemic in the Pacific: COVID-19 to Hit Pacific Economies Hard
By Joshua Mcdonald
The Pacific’s lucrative tourism industry could collapse amid the lockdown on international travel.
COVID-19: As China Recovers, Will Its Economy Follow?
By Stephen Nagy
Will COVID-19 mark a turning point for China?
How COVID-19 Will Impact the Defense Industry
By Arjun Sreekumar
Defense companies are among the many industries that must brace for a coronavirus shock.
COVID-19: Countering the Economic Contagion
By Manuel M. Dayrit and Ronald U. Mendoza
Preventive steps to prevent infection may produce an economic crisis that risks exacerbating poverty, hunger, and health issues.
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan Warns New Virus May Devastate Developing Nations
By Associated Press
"If it spreads, we will all have problems with our health facilities. We just don't have that capability. We just don't have the resources."
‘This Is Not a Drill’: COVID-19’s Economic Fallout
By Ankit Panda
Making sense of COVID-19 and the specter of a global economic crisis.