The Asian Development Bank projects COVID-19 could push 160 million more into poverty in Asia. The region’s poverty rate will increase for the first time in 20 years, says the World Bank.
For Jose B. Collazo's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Positive news was hard to find in much of the region as economies slowed and political woes mounted.
At the ASEAN summit, the path forward should be to double down on and recommit to the principles that have brought Southeast Asia success in recent decades.
China has a history of 'weaponizing' tourism to punish foreign governments.
Who was up and who was down in Asia in the year that just ended?
Innovations in finance technology can increase the level of access to capital and financial inclusion in Asia.
Asia had its share of ups and downs in 2017.