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.
The region's strong fundamentals limit the risk of foreign exchange volatility.
The region’s infrastructure bond market is still at a nascent stage.
Evidence shows that green and social finance are associated with positive environmental and social outcomes and can contribute to a more sustainable world.
While the pandemic has affected the entire population, it has had a disproportionate impact on the older generation that built this region’s prosperity. We owe it to older persons to pursue policies that help them to make it through the crisis healthy and happy.
Expanding the role of fiscal policy in fighting poverty and inequality should not come at the expense of fiscal sustainability.
Tax revenue can be raised in a fair and reasonable way to provide much-needed public services and support the poor and disadvantaged still reeling from the pandemic.
Research shows bigger local bond markets help countries strengthen their financial systems and their economies.
Total factor productivity growth in middle-income countries depends on innovation, human capital, and infrastructure.
Beijing must be far bolder if the services sector is to become a more powerful and sustainable engine of economic growth and job creation.