Inequality

Inequality

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In the first public debate organised among presidential candidates in the Philippines in 24 years, all five candidates on February 21 outlined their programmes...

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Singapore, one of the richest countries in Asia and among the top ten most expensive places to live globally, offers one more pastime for...

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The latest Corruption Perceptions Index 2015 released by Berlin-based graft watchdog Transparency International on January 27 shows that “tea money” remains an important requirement...

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Inequality in Indonesia has reached historical high, a World Bank report released in Jakarta on December 8 revealed. The country's Gini coefficient, which measures...

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The World Bank in the latest of its half-yearly East Asia and Pacific Economic Update reports released in October documents a rapid decline in...

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The latest education ranking by the Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) published last month shows surprisingly diverse skills levels of young pupils...

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In an updated report just released by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nation (FAO), the institution revealed that about 795 million...

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The wealthy Arab nation of Qatar on May 28 pledged $50 million to help Indonesia shelter Muslim Rohingya migrants from Myanmar, the official Qatar...

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According to a recently released report by the United Nations on the world economic situation and its prospects in 2015, the world economy continues...

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Going by the figures for the e-Kasih programme, a government scheme to combat poverty, Sarawak has taken over Sabah as the state with the...

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Malaysia's 2015 budget, scheduled to be tabled in parliament in October, will continue to stimulate growth, and improve fiscal position and the people’s standards...

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Some 95 per cent of adults in Myanmar live on under $10 a day, with 10 per cent preferring to save money in gold...

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The Philippine government on April 14 announced plans to spend more on infrastructure and introduce other reforms to try to lift millions out of...

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The Malaysian government's subsidy cuts may lead to a higher incidence of poverty among Malays and Bumiputera in Malaysia, with the urban poor expected...

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Cambodia's 38 microfinance institutions reported a 44 per cent increase in loan disbursements in 2013, according to a report of the National Bank of...

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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has urged Myanmar to "urgently prioritise" tackling widespread poverty. "As Myanmar opens up and expands, it needs the structural foundations...
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Lo Thi Tiep, 28, lives with her husband and two kids in a mud thatch house in Bung Lao commune, Dien Bien Province in...

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Workers across Indonesia have begun a two-day strike demanding higher salaries, the latest industrial action to hit the South East Asian economy, BBC reported. The...