Major news events, as well as monetary policy uncertainties in the United States, have a significant impact on Asian currencies, but not in the way that some might expect.
After 500 days of trade conflict, policy uncertainty is growing worldwide and the negative effects are being felt.
Central banks have powerful tools to affect national economies but they are being challenged by innovative financial practices
A rules-based approach to monetary policy needs to be part of any discussion involving central bank policy.
A high level of external debt is linked with decreased economic growth but there are policy options that can help economies keep growing.
The right policies can bring a new golden age of innovation for developing countries in Asia.
Families throughout Asia and the Pacific rely on money sent by relatives overseas. These remittances are threatened by the pandemic but policy actions can help.
Asian economies must strengthen their regulatory frameworks, and invest in digital networks and infrastructure, to support contactless payment systems.
Policies that promote wellness can help Asians navigate the uncertain, stressful COVID-19 world and achieve a better post-pandemic lifestyle.
The pandemic is challenging policymakers across Asia. The shape of the economic recovery is uncertain but pro-active government and central bank policies can improve outcomes.