کورونا وائرس کی نئی لہراورپابندیاں معیشت کیلئے خطرہ، نعیم صدیقی

کورونا وائرس کی نئی لہر نے ایک مرتبہ پھر پاکستان کی معاشی صورتحال کو شدید مشکل صورتحال سے دوچار کر دیا ہے۔اس سے پہلے جب کورونا وائرس کی پہلی لہر کی شروعات ہوئی تھیں تو رفتہ رفتہ ملک بھر منیں کاروبار زندگی اور معیشت کا پہیہ مکمل طور پر رک گیا تھا اس کے باوجود […]

Social protection coverage in Asia and the Pacific 'riddled with gaps'

The need for social protection safety nets has been further highlighted by the coronavirus pandemic, the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the UN International Labour Organization (ILO) said in a new report, launched on Thursday.  “Comprehensive social protection creates the foundation for healthy societies and vibrant economies,” Armida […]

WarnerMedia to discontinue HBO and WB TV channels in India, and select other South Asia markets

WarnerMedia will discontinue HBO and WB TV channels in India, Pakistan, Maldives, and Bangladesh later this year as the entertainment conglomerate struggles to find a sustainable business model in South Asian despite operating in the region for over a decade. The company said it will end HBO and WB TV channels in the aforementioned markets, […]

The Protection We Want: Social Outlook for Asia and the Pacific – World

Critical gaps in social protection hampering Asia Pacific region’s resilience to COVID 19 The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for well-functioning social protection systems in the region as never before. A new UN report released today reveals that despite their rapid socioeconomic ascent, most countries in the Asia-Pacific region have weak social protection systems […]

Trade, trust and Asia's future

Despite being severely dragged down by the protracted Covid-19 pandemic, many economies in Asia seem to be bulletproof, kind of. One of the top performers has been Vietnam, long one of Asia’s fastest growing economies, which expanded by 2.62% in the third quarter. Boosted by a rally in exports as the country slowly emerges from […]