Time will tell whether Asia-Pacific’s increasing trend toward regional integration extend further into labor markets.
Faced with a slowing global economy, central banks are diversifying their asset management strategies to enhance returns on foreign reserves.
Research shows bigger local bond markets help countries strengthen their financial systems and their economies.
Viet Nam is a particularly good case to measure the impact on income inequality of rising trade with the People's Republic of China.
Southeast Asian economies are starting to feel the pinch of trade tensions, recession fears and other global trends.
A high level of external debt is linked with decreased economic growth but there are policy options that can help economies keep growing.
Asia’s economies have generally maintained sound macroeconomic policies that can help the region withstand this latest challenge and emerge even stronger.
Many workers will be displaced and many businesses will close as a result of the slowdown caused by COVID-19. Providing support to those affected gives them a fighting chance.
With timely and well-targeted programs, policy makers can prevent the health crisis from deepening into a wider economic and financial crisis. This could sow the seeds of economic recovery.
These charts illustrate how Asian and global stock markets reacted to the COVID-19 pandemic, with market reaction closely following local outbreaks and then moving in unison with global markets amid other shocks.