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 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
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

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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-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
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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Sylvia Sheng

Sylvia Sheng

Sylvia Sheng, vice president, is a global strategist on the multi-asset solutions team, responsible for communicating the group's economic and asset allocation strategy, based in Hong Kong. Prior to joining J.P. Morgan, she worked as a China and Asia economist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. She has a PhD in economics from the University of Cambridge and an MPhil and BA in economics from the same university.