A visitor at the Alte Nationalgalerie museum in Berlin on May 12, 2020, after the museum reopened its doors to the public following a relaxation of lockdown restrictions. Photo: AFP
Aidan Yao
Opinion

Opinion

Macroscope by Aidan Yao

As the coronavirus crisis speeds up economic, political and social decoupling, here’s what central banks should ponder

  • The pandemic will contribute to growing income inequality, US-China tension and the gap between Wall Street and ‘Main Street’
  • While central banks cannot withdraw monetary support at this point, they must consider the limits of quantitative easing and their exit strategy
A visitor at the Alte Nationalgalerie museum in Berlin on May 12, 2020, after the museum reopened its doors to the public following a relaxation of lockdown restrictions. Photo: AFP
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