Asia after the storm


The world has been battered by the coronavirus pandemic this year. Most economic activity was suspended as many of us spent our days confined to our homes.

The Asia Pacific region will not escape unscathed. Decades of globalisation ensures that we are all in this together, regardless of where one lives, and whether one likes it or not.

That said, despite the grim prognosis of protracted pain, there are three reasons why this region may be better placed to weather the storm:

Effective public health response

Asian markets have been among the most successful in tackling the public health crisis. Many were among the first jurisdictions to restrict the movement of people; to test populations on a meaningful scale; and to trace everyone who had come into contact with an infected person.

View Full Article – published by Aberdeen Standard Investments on 19th June 2020