Workers are left at the mercy of employers, who laid off an estimated 10 percent of the workforce.
The Covid-19 crisis should be regarded as a rare opportunity for a global reset.
The country may be better served if President Joko Widodo signals a commitment to democracy by not running for a third term.
The concern should not be about the level of debt but about how the country deploys the financing and whether it is able to implement further structural reforms.
The aim: to reopen the doors to diplomacy and, in the long term, the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
The authorities’ reliance on obfuscation and delay means that the full extent of the Covid-19 tragedy unfolding may never be known.
The second wave of coronavirus devastating India would have crippled most governments. But Narendra Modi is no ordinary leader.
We should have known better.
These efforts must be pragmatic, holistic and sustainable.
The economic downturn has prompted large-scale layoffs and deportations, and the unprecedented wave of returnees will have dramatic implications for national development.
The pandemic has accelerated innovation efforts and increased the willingness to conduct higher-risk experimentation. What are some potential lessons for Asia?
Financial crises, rapid technological advances, shifting competitive advantages, and the pandemic are straining emerging Asian economies.
As the Chinese economy emerges from the pandemic, the philanthropy sector can build on its swift and effective responses to communities affected by Covid-19.
Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh already face many health risks including malnutrition, poor sanitation and inadequate medical facilities.
How has the pandemic contributed to new vulnerabilities among workers? What can companies and managers do to help mitigate abuses and keep workforces safe?
A rethinking of development strategy and planning beyond the traditional economic- and city-centric world is essential, especially in the Global South.