Blog posts on "external shocks"

People on the street in Suva, Fiji.

How Fiji can sustain its growth momentum

Fiji’s challenge is to avoid a repeat of the past, when growth spells were interspersed by bouts of volatility. The private sector will play a crucial role, so it’s time to continue and deepen reforms.

Utsav Kumar

Over the long term, Asian markets may be more affected by the actions of the Fed than recent market volatility.

East Asian bond markets entering choppy waters

After years of smooth sailing through calm market conditions, bond markets in East Asia are navigating through stormier weather. ADB data released this week shows that weaker growth in the US and the PRC has weighed down overall regional growth.

Thiam Hee Ng