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.
Prior to joining ADB in 2007, Donghyun was a tenured associate professor of economics at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. He has a PhD in economics from UCLA in the US, and his main research fields are international finance, international trade, and development economics. His research, which has been published extensively in journals and books, revolves around policy-oriented topics relevant for Asia’s long-term development, including the middle-income trap, service sector development, and financial sector development. Dr. Park plays a leading role in the production of Asian Development Outlook and Asia Bond Monitor, two major ADB flagship publications.
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The region's strong fundamentals limit the risk of foreign exchange volatility.
The region’s infrastructure bond market is still at a nascent stage.
Expanding the role of fiscal policy in fighting poverty and inequality should not come at the expense of fiscal sustainability.
Research shows bigger local bond markets help countries strengthen their financial systems and their economies.
Widely accepted definitions and standards of greenness will help green bond markets grow and become more accurately priced.
The Fed’s rate hike won’t have much impact in emerging Asia, at least in the short term.