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Laos’ Big China-backed Projects Bring Debt And Hurt The Poor: Expert

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A United Nations human rights expert has urged communist-ruled Laos to focus less on foreign-invested dam and railway contracts...
Reports says Thailand has worst wealth distribution globally

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Thailand has overtaken Russia and India as the most unequal country in the latest survey by Credit Suisse. Two years ago, Thailand ranked third...
Poverty in Indonesia becomes urban problem

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Indonesia’s national development planning ministry is targeting a national poverty rate next year of 8.5 per cent to 9.5 per cent, down from the...
Indonesia’s four richest people as wealthy as 100 million poorest

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Inequality got a new meaning in Indonesia with the release of a recent country study on Indonesia by non-governmental organisation Oxfam that determined that...
Poverty rate drops in Indonesia

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Indonesia's Central Statistics Agency (BPS) announced on July 18 that the percentage of the Indonesian population living below the poverty line decreased by 2.11...
Duterte takes over and faces the test

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Philippine President-elect Rodrigo Duterte will finally be inaugurated on June 30 amid high expectations among his voters that we would live up to his...
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...
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...
Manila’s tale of two cities: Where rich and poor coexist

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When Marc walks out of his Makati neighborhood, a cramped warren of squat slum dwellings in West Rembo, the view he sees could not...
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...
Philippine government fails to reduce poverty

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The Philippines will have to downgrade its target to reduce poverty, officials warned March 18, a move which would leave an additional four million...
Myanmar microfinance loans capped at $500

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Microfinance institutions in Myanmar are worried a new directive by the sector’s regulator that caps loans at 500,000 kyat (nearly $500) could stifle small...
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...
Arab development fund targets the Philippines

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The Arab Gulf Programme for Development (AGFUND) has decided to expand its programme to Southeast Asia and will launch first activities in the Philippines...
Singapore’s increasing struggle with poverty

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The growing presence of poor people in the wealthy city state is becoming more and more obvious despite begging carries heavy fines or even...
Philippines poorest among ASEAN-5

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The Philippines is now the fastest-growing member of ASEAN, but it remains the poorest among the five major economies in the group, the...
Poverty in Laos on the decline, says government

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The number of districts in Laos which are officially classified as poor has fallen to 37 this year, out of a total of 145...