The Federal Reserve building on Constitution Avenue is pictured in Washington in March 2019. Recent decisions by the Fed on its policies aimed at stimulating the US economy could persuade investors seeking returns to focus on Asia. Photo: Reuters The Federal Reserve building on Constitution Avenue is pictured in Washington in March 2019. Recent decisions by the Fed on its policies aimed at stimulating the US economy could persuade investors seeking returns to focus on Asia. Photo: Reuters
The Federal Reserve building on Constitution Avenue is pictured in Washington in March 2019. Recent decisions by the Fed on its policies aimed at stimulating the US economy could persuade investors seeking returns to focus on Asia. Photo: Reuters
Neal Kimberley
Opinion

Opinion

Macroscope by Neal Kimberley

Federal Reserve’s coronavirus policies risk driving capital to Asia

  • Investors seeking yields could flee near-zero interest rates in United States in favour of Asian government bonds and currencies
  • Coronavirus-imposed shift to working from home raising interest in tech stocks and leading exporters such as China, Taiwan and South Korea

The Federal Reserve building on Constitution Avenue is pictured in Washington in March 2019. Recent decisions by the Fed on its policies aimed at stimulating the US economy could persuade investors seeking returns to focus on Asia. Photo: Reuters The Federal Reserve building on Constitution Avenue is pictured in Washington in March 2019. Recent decisions by the Fed on its policies aimed at stimulating the US economy could persuade investors seeking returns to focus on Asia. Photo: Reuters
The Federal Reserve building on Constitution Avenue is pictured in Washington in March 2019. Recent decisions by the Fed on its policies aimed at stimulating the US economy could persuade investors seeking returns to focus on Asia. Photo: Reuters
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Neal Kimberley

Neal Kimberley

UK-based Neal Kimberley has been active in the financial markets since 1985. Having worked in sales and trading in the dealing rooms of major banks in London for many years, he moved to ThomsonReuters in 2009 to provide market analysis. He has been contributing to the Post since 2015 and writes about macroeconomics from a market perspective, with a particular emphasis on currencies and interest rates.