Azhar Sukri

Azhar Sukri

Asia Business Editor

Coronavirus pandemic

Australia's economy goes down under with record, virus-led slump

A record plunge in consumption as the country went into lockdown led to its first recession in nearly 30 years.

Australia's economy goes down under with record, virus-led slump

Trade War

From trade to TikTok: How US-China decoupling affects everyone

Four decades of policies that encouraged China to become more economically integrated with the world are unravelling.

From trade to TikTok: How US-China decoupling affects everyone

Coronavirus pandemic

China's big bounce: Economy posts stronger-than-expected rebound

Easing of coronavirus lockdowns helped world's number two economy grow by 3.2% in Apr-Jun after plunging in Jan-March.

China's big bounce: Economy posts stronger-than-expected rebound

Coronavirus pandemic

China's parliament: What it is likely to say about the economy

The National People's Congress is due to unveil measures to cushion the economy from a historic virus-driven slowdown.

China's parliament: What it is likely to say about the economy

Coronavirus pandemic

Could coronavirus save the planet by changing economics forever?

The focus on economic growth has led us to the brink of ecological disaster, of which the pandemic may be a foretaste.

Could coronavirus save the planet by changing economics forever?

Asia Pacific

Outbreak: Could new virus inflict more pain on Hong Kong economy?

The emergence of a new coronavirus is reviving memories of the SARS epidemic that dented Asian economies 17 years ago.

Outbreak: Could new virus inflict more pain on Hong Kong economy?

Fossil Fuels

Can Asia handle the highs of tension-fuelled oil-price swings?

Heightened tensions between the US and Iran lay bare the vulnerability of countries like India to rising oil prices.

Can Asia handle the highs of tension-fuelled oil-price swings?

Middle East

'We're a mess': Egypt's economic woes fuel anger against el-Sisi

Protests calling for president's departure were initially driven by allegations of corruption amid a time of austerity.

'We're a mess': Egypt's economic woes fuel anger against el-Sisi

North Korea

Can North Korea follow Vietnam to economic success?

Ahead of the Trump-Kim summit in Hanoi, the US has said host Vietnam could provide an economic roadmap for North Korea.

Can North Korea follow Vietnam to economic success?

Science & Technology

Ruthless and sophisticated: How hackers exploit new tech

A new study shows internet-connected devices and employees are being used to steal data and money from organisations.

Ruthless and sophisticated: How hackers exploit new tech

India

Rural spending gets priority in India's interim budget for 2019

Ahead of May's general election, budget brings tax cuts for the middle class and a farmer income scheme.

Rural spending gets priority in India's interim budget for 2019

Business & Economy

US-China trade talks: Technology theft may be biggest hurdle

Officials from both sides are meeting in Washington, DC this week amid efforts resolve a bitter trade dispute.

US-China trade talks: Technology theft may be biggest hurdle