People walk over a pedestrian bridge in Shanghai on July 8. China’s success in managing the Covid-19 pandemic has limited the long-term damage to its economy, making it an attractive investment destination. Photo: EPA-EFE People walk over a pedestrian bridge in Shanghai on July 8. China’s success in managing the Covid-19 pandemic has limited the long-term damage to its economy, making it an attractive investment destination. Photo: EPA-EFE
People walk over a pedestrian bridge in Shanghai on July 8. China’s success in managing the Covid-19 pandemic has limited the long-term damage to its economy, making it an attractive investment destination. Photo: EPA-EFE
Adam McCabe
Opinion

Opinion

Eye on Asia by Adam McCabe and Robert M. Gilhooly

Coronavirus recovery and US dollar weakness put Asia in bond investment spotlight

  • Asian economies are more advanced in their pandemic recovery than their Western peers, having demonstrated greater state capacity to manage the crisis
  • Expected US dollar weakness will support Asian and emerging-market currencies while boosting prospects for hard currency Asian bonds

People walk over a pedestrian bridge in Shanghai on July 8. China’s success in managing the Covid-19 pandemic has limited the long-term damage to its economy, making it an attractive investment destination. Photo: EPA-EFE People walk over a pedestrian bridge in Shanghai on July 8. China’s success in managing the Covid-19 pandemic has limited the long-term damage to its economy, making it an attractive investment destination. Photo: EPA-EFE
People walk over a pedestrian bridge in Shanghai on July 8. China’s success in managing the Covid-19 pandemic has limited the long-term damage to its economy, making it an attractive investment destination. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Adam McCabe

Adam McCabe

Adam McCabe is the head of Asian fixed income - Asia and Australia - at Aberdeen Standard Investments, based in Singapore. Adam joined Aberdeen Asset Management via the acquisition of certain asset management businesses from Credit Suisse in 2009. He has over 20 years’ experience in fixed-income investing across the region.

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.