An EU supporter displays a card in London on January 31, when Britain officially left the union. Photo: EPA-EFE An EU supporter displays a card in London on January 31, when Britain officially left the union. Photo: EPA-EFE
An EU supporter displays a card in London on January 31, when Britain officially left the union. Photo: EPA-EFE
Anthony Rowley
Opinion

Opinion

Macroscope by Anthony Rowley

Why Asia, too, mourns Brexit and the end of the European dream

  • Asia has sought in vain for a euro-style regional currency to challenge the US dollar since the 1997 financial crisis. The euro, for all its faults, is still the only currency capable of opposing dollar tyranny. But now, with a weakened EU, even that dream is fading

An EU supporter displays a card in London on January 31, when Britain officially left the union. Photo: EPA-EFE An EU supporter displays a card in London on January 31, when Britain officially left the union. Photo: EPA-EFE
An EU supporter displays a card in London on January 31, when Britain officially left the union. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Anthony Rowley

Anthony Rowley

Anthony Rowley is a veteran journalist specialising in Asian economic and financial affairs. He was formerly Business Editor and International Finance Editor of the Hong Kong-based Far Eastern Economic Review and worked earlier on The Times newspaper in London