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Sweet-toothed Indonesia to cut dependence on sugar imports

Indonesia, the world's biggest buyer of sugar, is striving to cut imports by boosting domestic production at a time when rising affluence is increasing demand for sugary food and drinks.

August 07, 2020

S. Korean middle-class dreams spoiled by soaring house prices

The surge has dashed the hopes of many young families and signalled that the "middle class contract" that helped build Asia's fourth-largest economy may have slipped out of reach.

August 06, 2020

Singapore migrant worker mental health in spotlight

A migrant in S'pore who self-harmed and was pictured bloodied has heightened concerns over the mental health of low-paid workers confined to dormitories in the city-state due to the pandemic.

August 05, 2020

India's police shamed by rare probe into custodial deaths

India is a country of 1.3 billion people with massive social problems, but it is also a democracy, with strong laws, a vibrant media and active public interest litigation lawyers.

August 05, 2020