Disruptions in garment supply chains in India on account of the pandemic-induced lockdowns have seriously dented the already-dismal living and working conditions of workers.
Data shows that the COVID-19 pandemic in the Indian context is intimately linked to the differential access to clean air and water, particularly in urban centres.
The Indian finance minister, Nirmala Sitharaman, recently blamed the ongoing economic crisis on god. Blaming it on 'Karma' could be more effective.
Pandemic-induced lockdowns and subsequent loss of livelihood in informal sectors might push the vulnerable sections into the clutches of bonded labour.
The Central Asian country's initial response to the outbreak was swift and effective. But it faces a daunting economic challenge now.
Moody's downgrade comes amidst a sluggish national economy, made doubly worse by the COVID-19 pandemic.
With the reelection of the ruling People's Action Party, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong must revive the Singaporean economy while balancing ties between the US and China.
The Philippines must play to its strengths and dial down on its authoritarianism to rejuvenate a slumping economy and build investor confidence.