Asia

East Asia Former Tigers Growl Grounded

The major East Asian markets-ex China have dragged down the MSCI EM Index in USD terms while their currencies similarly ...

China’s Simmering Summer Repeat Woes

Summer, traditionally a time to slow down in the Northern hemisphere, has in recent decades ushered in some of the ...

South Asia Sweep Attempts History Rewrite

Half a century ago Bangladesh summoned a stereotype image of “poor starving children.”  This year, as the country marks 50 ...

Didi Fiasco Foretold Cautionary Tale

Three months after Chinese President Xi warned that Beijing would go after “platform companies” that collect data, investors were “shocked” ...

ASEAN Cracks Break Presumed Protective Spell

MSCI’s EM ASEAN index is down 4.1% through end-May, dragged down by Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines, while the broad ...

India’s Covid Course Correction Cry

As the world watches with horror the humanitarian crisis in India, the macro-economic and financial market impact of the second ...

Sri Lanka Currency Line No Predicament Swap

After months of delay, the People’s Bank of China approved an RMB 10 billion swap line with Sri Lanka.  The ...

China Tears for Teardrop Island Sri Lanka

Worry about debt sustainability in Sri Lanka has surged in recent weeks as a region first default candidate post-Covid.   News ...

Myanmar Squashes Frontier Status Aspiration

Just three months after its nascent stock exchange opened to foreign investors and days after the IMF delivered USD 350 ...

Asia’s Delayed Debt Exits

On the MSCI EM Index through the first eight months of the year, the only three markets in positive territory ...

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