Structural changes required to make Japan’s health system sustainable, according to Economist Intelligence Unit report

Challenges from ageing populations and covid-19 are putting pressure on Japan's health system Japan's health system falls behind its peers in terms of long-term strategic perspective Price review and ...

New political turmoil hits Peru with dicey impeachment vote

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peruvian President Martín Vizcarra is facing the threat of impeachment after the country’s opposition-controlled Congress agreed Friday to vote on his possible ouster just a day afte...

Urban flooding — who is responsible for Karachi's woes?

"I had to walk for nearly five hours to reach home from my workplace. It was raining heavily and I had to wrap a plastic bag around my mobile phone and other electronic gadgets," Saad Ahmed ...

The US, Australia and Canada lead, but no G20 country is fully prepared for the needs of ageing populations, according to new research from the Economist Intelligence Unit

The US ranks the highest globally in creating an enabling environment supportive of longevity and healthy ageing with an overall score of 76.1 out of a possible 100 Canada (3rd) and Brazil (11th) scor...

The US, Australia and Canada lead, but no G20 country is fully prepared for the needs of ageing populations, according to new research from the Economist Intelligence Unit

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G20 countries in Asia Pacific are not prepared for the needs of ageing populations, according to new research from the Economist Intelligence Unit

Australia leads the Asia Pacific region in creating an enabling environment supportive of longevity and healthy ageing with an overall score of 75.2 out of a possible 100, ranking second globally behi...

Two Out of Three Rare Disease Patients in Asia-Pacific Do Not Receive the Best-available Care, According to an Economist Intelligence Unit Survey

Knowledge of rare diseases among healthcare professionals is lacking: o 34% do not know if there is a definition for rare diseases o 35% do not know if there is a national rare disease policy 14% of...

China silent amid global calls to give Africa debt relief

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — African leaders are asking what China can do for them as the coronavirus pandemic threatens to destroy economies and wipe out some 20 million jobs across a continent where Beiji...

Peruvians choose new lawmakers to replace ousted Congress

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peruvian President Martín Vizcarra urged citizens to “show love” for their country and vote Sunday for a new slate of legislators nearly four months after his polemical decision to d...

Taiwan ranked 5th in Asia in global democracy index

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan remains fifth in Asia in the Economist's latest global democracy index. The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) released the 2019 edition of its annual Democra...

Mozambique's Frelimo appears headed for big election win

BILENE, Mozambique (AP) — Unofficial results in Mozambique's elections point to sweeping victories for the ruling Frelimo party and Presidenti Filipe Nyusi, prompting some analysts to question the cre...

After ending protests, Ecuador faces dire economic outlook

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — President Lenín Moreno survived the toughest political crisis of his presidency by negotiating an end to indigenous anti-austerity protests. Now he faces an even tougher challeng...

China pork prices soar as herds hit by fever, farm closures

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese families are having to rethink menu options as pork prices soar despite government efforts to rebuild herds decimated by African swine fever and large-scale closures of pi...

China pork prices soar as herds hit by fever, farm closures

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese families are having to rethink menu options as pork prices soar despite government efforts to rebuild herds decimated by African swine fever and large-scale closures of pig farm...

Taiwan ranked 17th in education systems effectiveness index

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan took 17th place out of 50 economies in the 2018 Worldwide Educating for the Future Index (WEFFI). Conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), it assesses th...