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The resurgences in the Asian hubs come after weeks of people returning to work and restaurants re-opening, raising questions for the need of social distancing again.
While regional growth is tipped to rebound to 6.6% next year, that won’t be enough to replace all of the output lost due to the crisis. Image is fine
Asia has a spaghetti bowl of regional security structures. A new pan-Asian strategy with India in the lead can help counter China’s belligerence.
Thailand, the world’s biggest producer of rubber, aims to turn 1 million metric tons of it into 12,282 km of barriers and guide posts, absorbing about a quarter of the annual harvest.
Megacities in Asia won't disappear. However, the virus has shown the dangers of concentrating too much human capital in one physical location.
As the Covid-19 pandemic shows no signs of letting up, ThePrint highlights the most important stories on the crisis from across the globe.
Purchasing managers indexes for South Korea, Japan, Taiwan fell, while readings for Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand and Philippines improved but remained below 50.
After an era that saw a boost in tourism and freer capital markets, an Asia disconnected from the world would be a major step back.
If wranglings around MAC drag on in tribunals and courts, India’s appeal may fade amid an oversupply of distressed assets everywhere.
PM Modi’s TV broadcast has made citizens responsible for their own well-being in the face of COVID-19. If it works, it could lead to more ambitious measures.