POVERTY

POVERTY

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  1. FILE PHOTO: A coal-fired power plant is pictured near a construction site in Beijing

    Commentary: Power plants and poverty - do poor countries pay the price for climate change action?

    The World Bank’s climate focus is at odds with what the world’s poorest citizens want, says economist Bjorn Lomborg.
  2. FILE PHOTO: India's Finance Minister Jaitley speaks on his mobile phone as he leaves after att

    Indian minister says extreme poverty falling, to end by 2031

  3. David Malpass

    New World Bank chief says urgent to focus on poverty

  4. Booming skyline of Jakarta

    Commentary: Indonesia searches for that elusive broad-based growth

    Indonesia's middle class are the winners of economic growth under Jokowi, says Asep Suryahadi and Ridho Al Izzati, researchers at the SMERU ...
  5. Lin Heung Tea House is one of Hong Kong's oldest teahouses serving traditional dim sum.

    Commentary: A vanishing century-old tea house in Hong Kong, as heritage gives way to wealth

    The tea house is set to close in end February, because the landlord has refused to renew its lease, in a district that increasingly caters to the ...
  6. CFC Myanmar Ma Khin main

    Meet the woman who’s turning Myanmar’s street children into chefs

    Ma Khin started a restaurant to shelter and train street kids, and it has involved the occasional heartache but also fulfilment. She is one of ...
  7. Chinese ice boy

    Commentary: A year on, China’s 'Ice Boy' a media superstar, but a generation of left-behind children remain forgotten

    It is heartwarming to see Wang Fuman living a better life today but the story for others who suffer from the same plight isn’t as warm and fuzzy, ...
  8. people rushing commuting walking to work

    Commentary: Cash-rich, time-poor wealthy are always in a hurry

    It seems that people with more money find more things to do with their time, so feel more time pressure, says Financial Times' Tim Harford.
  9. As experts told Why It Matters, poverty is complex and is not only about not having enough money.

    How poverty tends to trap people into making poor decisions

    Weighed down by a scarcity mindset and tunnel vision, the poor are at risk of making choices that feed the poverty cycle. Sometimes they are out ...