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.
January 14, 2022
How COVID-19 Has Enriched Asia’s Wealthy and Punished Its Poor
By Sebastian Strangio
A new report from the NGO Oxfam provides crucial context for the region's recent democratic decline.
December 30, 2021
A Real String of Pearls: The Hidden Bellwether of the State of the Chinese Economy
By Bonnie Girard
The pearl is a symbol of all of China’s economic factors combined.
May 12, 2021
India’s Economy Begins to Feel Pandemic Second Wave Pinch
By Prachi Priya
Just as the Indian economy was beginning to show signs of recovery following last year’s disastrous downturn, a second COVID-19 wave could undo the gains.
March 26, 2021
Asia-Pacific Nations Face Uneven Economic Recovery From COVID-19
By Sebastian Strangio
The World Bank's projections suggest that the region will bear the scars of COVID-19 for many years to come.
March 17, 2021
Southeast Asia’s Emerging Markets, Post-Pandemic
By Luke Hunt
A conversation with the financial analyst David Totten.
September 22, 2020
Will Trade Lead the Way in Southeast Asia’s COVID-19 Recovery?
By James Guild
Many Southeast Asian currencies have recently gained in value against the U.S. dollar, with complex implications for the region's exports.
September 14, 2020
Australia Enters First Recession Since 1991
By Joshua Mcdonald
After almost three decades of uninterrupted economic growth, Australia’s luck has run out thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
July 29, 2020
Will Cambodia’s Shift in Focus to Small-Scale Farming Work?
By Len Ang
Is the COVID-motivated shift enough to support all the laid-off garment industry workers? Who will really benefit?
July 10, 2020
Globalization and Trade in a Post-Pandemic World: India’s Atma-Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan
By Parth Patel, Paresha Sinha, and Suraksha Gupta
India is on a mission toward self-reliance.
July 01, 2020
After the Virus: Japan’s Painful Economic Recovery
By Anthony Fensom
Anticipation of an economic windfall in 2020 has fallen flat, but there’s still hope for the post-COVID future.