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.
Irfan A. Qureshi
Irfan Qureshi contributes to macroeconomic surveillance, monitoring, and research while working for ADB’s flagship publication, Asian Development Outlook (ADO). His research interests include financial market development, macroeconomic policy, and nowcasting. His research has been published in academic journals on topics relating to monetary policy and debt dynamics in emerging markets. Irfan joined ADB as a Young Professional, first in ADB’s Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department, then in the Public Management, Financial Sector, and Trade Division in the Central and West Asia Department (CWRD). He obtained his PhD in Economics from the University of Warwick, United Kingdom.
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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 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.