Tourists walk through Bangkok’s Chinatown. Thailand’s central bank has cut its benchmark interest rate to help the economy weather the virus outbreak in China that has devastated its tourism sector. Photo: AP

Can Asian economies survive the coronavirus?

  • Businesses dependent on Chinese factories and visitors are already feeling the pinch, with some countries implementing stimulus measures
  • While some experts predict a recovery once the virus’ spread is curbed, others caution that it is still too soon to assess how large an impact it could have
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Tourists walk through Bangkok’s Chinatown. Thailand’s central bank has cut its benchmark interest rate to help the economy weather the virus outbreak in China that has devastated its tourism sector. Photo: AP
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