A man wearing a protective mask walks past an electronic board at the Shanghai Stock Exchange on February 28. Photo: Reuters A man wearing a protective mask walks past an electronic board at the Shanghai Stock Exchange on February 28. Photo: Reuters
A man wearing a protective mask walks past an electronic board at the Shanghai Stock Exchange on February 28. Photo: Reuters
Flavia Cheong
Opinion

Opinion

Eye on Asia by Flavia Cheong and Robert M. Gilhooly

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, prospects for Asia-Pacific stocks look bright beyond the short term

  • While there is more pain to come for the region due to the impact of Covid-19 on supply chains, fiscal and monetary policies as well as largely solid fundamentals should support Asian markets

A man wearing a protective mask walks past an electronic board at the Shanghai Stock Exchange on February 28. Photo: Reuters A man wearing a protective mask walks past an electronic board at the Shanghai Stock Exchange on February 28. Photo: Reuters
A man wearing a protective mask walks past an electronic board at the Shanghai Stock Exchange on February 28. Photo: Reuters
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Flavia Cheong

Flavia Cheong

Flavia Cheong is the Head of Asia Pacific Equities at Aberdeen Standard Investments. She oversees the Asian equities team and regional portfolio construction. Before joining the firm in 1996, she was an economist with the Investment Company of the People’s Republic of China, and previously with the Development Bank of Singapore.

Robert M. Gilhooly

Robert M. Gilhooly

Robert M. Gilhooly is a senior emerging markets economist at Aberdeen Standard Investments, responsible for major emerging market economic research. He joined the firm in 2019 from the Bank of England, where he was a senior economist covering Asia, with a focus on China macroeconomics. He was previously an economist at the Office for National Statistics.