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  • OPINION

    Underestimating women's work

    News, Trini Leung, Published on 06/06/2016

    » The growth of Asia is such that it has attracted praise, including the sensational "economic miracle". And the numbers seem to tell the truth: Asia grew at an average of 6% a year between 1990 and 2015, based on data from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). But this growth has a dark secret: it was built on the backs of poor women labouring under abysmal working conditions for wages which were low by themselves, and were lower compared to men's. Women had become to multinationals a means to an end, in the words of feminist Gita Sen.

  • OPINION

    Inequality threatens Asian economic tigers

    News, Published on 21/01/2016

    » Many Asian countries have prospered and created new wealth. However this wealth, and the prosperity and opportunities that it promises, are not being equally shared. Asian inequality has risen by as much as 18% between the mid-1990s until now.

  • BUSINESS

    Mind the Gap

    Asia focus, Published on 01/12/2014

    » There is no disputing that economic development in Asia has lifted tens of millions of people out of poverty. A huge new middle class is now emerging and will drive prosperity even more. And the number of dollar millionaires and billionaires in Asia is growing faster than in any other region in the world.

  • LIFE

    It's no urban legend

    Life, Published on 28/01/2015

    » A garden of edible vegetables in the middle of Thong Lor? Since last week, a new patch of green amid urban high rises has raised many eyebrows — its name is Root Garden, and it is located at the beginning of Thong Lor Soi 3, next to the Pridi Banomyong Institute.

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