The forgotten crisis

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In the next six months, more than 265 million people will suffer acute hunger globally (data from the World Food Programme). The previous projection for 2020 is about 135 million people. However, less than 2 months after, due to the impact of COVID 19, the number nearly doubles. COVID 19 creates global economic shock, disrupts…

The economic impact of Covid 19 on China and the rest of the world

With the current Covid 19 situation sweeping across the globe, I have been wondering about what it means for China, her people, economy, reform agenda and leadership in the world. Kevin Rudd, former prime minister of Australia and Daniel Rosen, founding partner of Rhodium Group, recently gave an excellent talk in New York “The Economic Impact of Coronavirus”.

8 Key Facts about Singapore Digital and Media Landscape 2020

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This post is the updated version of the 2019 post on the same topic of the Singapore media landscape. You may be surprised to learn that:
Singapore’s GDP per capita (in PPP term) is 60% higher than Hong Kong or the US.
Singapore’s e-commerce is not as well developed as China, South Korea, and some other markets.
Singapore is still an offline heavy market.
There are many other facts below and I hope you enjoy them.

8 key facts about South Korea e-commerce (updated Feb 2020)

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Do you know that?
South Korea retail e-commerce penetration (as a percentage of total retail) is third in the world?
South Korea’s e-commerce growth rate in 2020 is expected to be 5 times that of Japan?
The US is the top cross border country that South Koreans buy online from.

Read more to find out