Inequality

Inequality

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Thirty years after, Marcos still a legend for some

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A peaceful revolution, the "People Power" uprising, on February 25, 1986, brought an end to one of the most violent and oppressive presidencies in...
Duterte warms up for “bloody presidency” – if elected

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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...
Singapore club offers controversial “poverty simulation” exercise

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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...
Corruption still widespread in Southeast Asia

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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...
Inequality in Indonesia rose to record high

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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...
Poverty rates in East Asia declining steadily

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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...
Education in Asia: Gap between richer and poorer countries widens

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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...
Qatar to help Indonesia shelter Rohingya migrants

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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...
Sarawakians ‘poorest in Malaysia’

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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...
Malaysia PM promises to improve living standards

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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...
Poverty still rampant in Myanmar, says UN report

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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...
Philippines announces plan to fight poverty

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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...
Malaysia: Bumiputera, poor hit most by subsidy cut

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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...
Microfinance in Cambodia surged 44% in 2013

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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...
IMF urges Myanmar to focus on poverty reduction

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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...
Group farming a way out of poverty (video)video

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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...