Blog posts on "monetary policy"

Emerging Asia should brace for higher global interest rates

The US Fed has been winding down its bond purchase program, widely known as “quantitative easing,” since December 2013. The program was introduced in the wake of the 2008 global financial crisis to fight the recession and foster a rapid economic recovery. With the improvement in the US economy, the Fed suggested at its policy meeting in March that the program may end this coming fall and it may start raising interest rates about six months from then.

Cyn-Young Park

Figure 1. Stock Prices and QE Timeline. <a href="" target="_blank">View enlarged graph</a>.

Is Asia ready for an end to QE?

Asian stock markets have been under pressure recently from an announcement by the US Federal Reserve that “quantitative easing”, or QE as it is commonly referred to, is likely to be tapered off in the near future.

Cyn-Young Park