4 tips to staying productive when working from home

Find yourself a dedicated and comfortable spot in your home that you can associate with your job and leave when you’re off the clock. With the outbreak of coronavirus... Read more »

How the coronavirus pandemic is changing people and our planet

A woman with her baby at a bus stop in Delhi. Women in developing countries are being hit hardest by the coronavirus pandemic. The Covid-19 pandemic is affecting everything... Read more »

US Senate passes new US$480 bil coronavirus support plan

The new tranche includes US$320 bil in small business funding according to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.  WASHINGTON: The US Senate approved a bipartisan, nearly half-trillion-dollar coronavirus relief package... Read more »

Hotels used to house Singapore’s migrant workers as Covid-19 cases continue to surge

Singapore’s manpower ministry has implemented safe distancing at migrant worker dormitories in the bid to control the spread of Covid-19.  The country’s migrant workers, most of whom are low-wage,... Read more »

Obesity a major risk factor for Covid-19 patients, says expert

The overweight factor has been cited as a possible explanation for higher than average death rates in the US.  PARIS: Being overweight is a major risk for people infected... Read more »

Coronavirus thumps palm oil demand

Workers loading oil palm fruit off a truck in Sabah, Malaysia. Palm oil estate and milling operations have been halted in six districts of Sabah, the country’s largest palm... Read more »

Covid-19 leaving pregnant moms isolated and afraid

Expectant mother Jaime Chui, 33, in Hong Kong. Jamie Chui has been a virtual prisoner in her Hong Kong home for most of her nine-month pregnancy. Trapped initially by... Read more »

Coronavirus-induced oil price plunge is hurting the circular economy for plastic

Aveda products on sale in Singapore. The haircare brand claims to be a pioneer in post-consumer recycled packaging. As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the price of recycled... Read more »

China’s medical exports valued at US$1.4 bil include 4 billion masks

China has sold nearly four billion masks to foreign countries since March, officials said Sunday, as they tried to stem widespread fears over the quality of medical exports. Despite... Read more »

Climate stress and coronavirus gang up on world’s vulnerable

Poor woman farmer with protective mask in North Vietnam. As risks converge in a complex world, the resilience of small-scale farmers and families living in poverty is being tested... Read more »