A man wearing a protective face mask walks under a bridge near Merlion Park in Singapore on February 12. The Monetary Authority of Singapore has signalled there is room for further easing in response to weaker growth prospects due to the coronavirus. Photo: EPA-EFEA man wearing a protective face mask walks under a bridge near Merlion Park in Singapore on February 12. The Monetary Authority of Singapore has signalled there is room for further easing in response to weaker growth prospects due to the coronavirus. Photo: EPA-EFE
A man wearing a protective face mask walks under a bridge near Merlion Park in Singapore on February 12. The Monetary Authority of Singapore has signalled there is room for further easing in response to weaker growth prospects due to the coronavirus. Photo: EPA-EFE
Sylvia Sheng
Opinion

Opinion

Macroscope by Sylvia Sheng

Coronavirus will hit hard, but Asia’s economies can rebound on the back of strong policy support

  • The sharp impact of the epidemic on China’s economy will depress growth in the rest of emerging Asia via trade links and tourism flows. But quick action by central banks and policymakers will ensure the impact is temporary

A man wearing a protective face mask walks under a bridge near Merlion Park in Singapore on February 12. The Monetary Authority of Singapore has signalled there is room for further easing in response to weaker growth prospects due to the coronavirus. Photo: EPA-EFEA man wearing a protective face mask walks under a bridge near Merlion Park in Singapore on February 12. The Monetary Authority of Singapore has signalled there is room for further easing in response to weaker growth prospects due to the coronavirus. Photo: EPA-EFE
A man wearing a protective face mask walks under a bridge near Merlion Park in Singapore on February 12. The Monetary Authority of Singapore has signalled there is room for further easing in response to weaker growth prospects due to the coronavirus. Photo: EPA-EFE
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