Magazine issues » July 2021

Editorial: After the pandemic

Romil_PatelAs the vaccine rollout against the Covid-19 pandemic ramps up, key risks include the global macro environment, the virus and its variants, investors observe. Many across Asia will be keeping a close eye on what happens in global markets, especially when it comes to policy and monetary developments in the US. There does, however, appear to be a general mood of positivity in the near term, with widespread expectations of a strong global economic recovery. The pandemic has also “served as an accelerator of digital transformation”, notes one contributor. In this issue of Funds Global Asia, we also examine how Japan can address its demographic challenges through a combination of technology and good corporate governance, the tech dynamic between China and Japan and adopting new technology at a faster pace as the world emerges from the pandemic. Romil Patel, International and ESG Editor © 2021 funds global asia

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