A currency trader walks past a screen showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index in Seoul last month. Photo: AP A currency trader walks past a screen showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index in Seoul last month. Photo: AP
A currency trader walks past a screen showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index in Seoul last month. Photo: AP
Adam Triggs
Opinion

Opinion

Adam Triggs and Shiro Armstrong

Asia’s economies are better together in battling the fallout from coronavirus

  • Asian countries are facing an ‘Indiana Jones’ dilemma of whether to take on huge foreign debt to reboot their economies at the risk of a financial crisis
  • This brutal trade-off can be managed if countries in the region work together

A currency trader walks past a screen showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index in Seoul last month. Photo: AP A currency trader walks past a screen showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index in Seoul last month. Photo: AP
A currency trader walks past a screen showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index in Seoul last month. Photo: AP
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Adam Triggs

Adam Triggs

Adam Triggs is director of research at the Asian Bureau of Economic Research, The Australian National University.

Shiro Armstrong

Shiro Armstrong

Shiro Armstrong is Director of the Australia–Japan Research Centre in the Crawford School of Public Policy at the ANU