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India faces lost generation as virus pushes children to work

The coronavirus pandemic is forcing India’s children out of school and into farms and factories to work, worsening a child-labor​ problem that was already one of the most dire in the world.

August 10, 2020

Sweet-toothed Indonesia to cut dependence on sugar imports

Indonesia, the world's biggest buyer of sugar, is striving to cut imports by boosting domestic production at a time when rising affluence is increasing demand for sugary food and drinks.

August 07, 2020

S. Korean middle-class dreams spoiled by soaring house prices

The surge has dashed the hopes of many young families and signalled that the "middle class contract" that helped build Asia's fourth-largest economy may have slipped out of reach.

August 06, 2020

Singapore migrant worker mental health in spotlight

A migrant in S'pore who self-harmed and was pictured bloodied has heightened concerns over the mental health of low-paid workers confined to dormitories in the city-state due to the pandemic.

August 05, 2020