Empty shelves in a Hong Kong supermarket on February 5. International production of countless goods and services have slowed down or even stopped in the wake of the coronavirus. Photo: Bloomberg Empty shelves in a Hong Kong supermarket on February 5. International production of countless goods and services have slowed down or even stopped in the wake of the coronavirus. Photo: Bloomberg
Empty shelves in a Hong Kong supermarket on February 5. International production of countless goods and services have slowed down or even stopped in the wake of the coronavirus. Photo: Bloomberg
Anthony Rowley
Opinion

Opinion

Macroscope by Anthony Rowley

Coronavirus chaos lays bare the price of uncertainty in a connected global economy

  • Fukushima, Sars and now the novel coronavirus are showing up the increasing vulnerability of global supply chains to uncertainty and disruption. We need to study, map and measure these risks before global cooperation crumbles

Empty shelves in a Hong Kong supermarket on February 5. International production of countless goods and services have slowed down or even stopped in the wake of the coronavirus. Photo: Bloomberg Empty shelves in a Hong Kong supermarket on February 5. International production of countless goods and services have slowed down or even stopped in the wake of the coronavirus. Photo: Bloomberg
Empty shelves in a Hong Kong supermarket on February 5. International production of countless goods and services have slowed down or even stopped in the wake of the coronavirus. Photo: Bloomberg
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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