While malaria cases have risen elsewhere in the world, in the Asia-Pacific region, governments have set an example by reducing its spread. However, COVID-19 threatens to undo some of that work, particularly within ASEAN.
A new report details the extent to which the coronavirus pandemic is affecting the region’s stock markets and how quickly those markets have started to recover. It offers some insight into how the region’s markets might handle future shocks.
As schools and universities have turned to remote learning to ensure students do not miss out despite the coronavirus pandemic, a survey revealed that in Singapore, universities are handling the switch significantly better than primary and secondary schools.
Last month, ministers from the UK and ASEAN held their first joint Economic Dialogue. It produced commitments to boost trade, create new digital partnerships and focus on building sustainable infrastructure.
Companies and consumers will rely heavily on fintech products in the coming months and years as the effects of the coronavirus pandemic play out. Increased innovation and continued investments in the sector will see it go from strength to strength.
Southeast Asian countries are among those asking Russia for stocks of its as-yet-untested COVID-19 vaccine. Why are they getting on board so quickly, and what other options do they have?
The Japanese government is encouraging firms to relocate manufacturing from China to Southeast Asia. As Tokyo reacts to Beijing’s handling of the coronavirus and aggression in the South China Sea, it might foster stronger relations with ASEAN.
The 36th ASEAN summit took place via videoconference with leaders and high-level politicians convening virtually. Here’s how the media covered the story as Vietnam played host to a very different event.
Amid the global coronavirus pandemic, the impacts of Typhoon Vongfong and other natural disasters have the potential to leave the Philippines exposed to further economic shocks and humanitarian crises.