Indonesia has been striving to reduce its poverty rate that is expected to reach nine percent by the end of this year, National Development Planning Minister Bambang Brodjonegoro stated in Jakarta on Monday.
Indonesia has maintained a single-digit poverty rate as it posted a 9.66-percent rate as of September 2018, Statistics Indonesia (BPS) reported on Tuesday, with the number of poor people standing at 25.67 million.
Worried by prospects of a pause in the US interest rate hike cycle, the Bank of Japan is shifting focus towards a risk that it may be forced to deploy more stimulus this year to stop sharp yen rises from derailing an economic recovery, sources say.
A proposal to establish a fund to reward families for having two children, created by Nanjing University Professor Liu Zhibiao and published by Xinhua Daily on August 14, was an absurd idea amid an ongoing national conversation about how China can halt declining birth rates.
Australia’s Gippsland Homelessness Network met with a number of local politicians ahead of Homelessness Week this week to discuss what can be done to assist community members who are, and are at risk of, homelessness.