High Expectations for President Tsai's Second Term

Taiwan’s effective anti-epidemic measures have not only allowed people’s lives to remain relatively unaffected during the COVID-19 pandemic, but also supported the overall economy. Taiwan’s economy has maintained the best growth performance among the four Asian tigers (which also include Korea, Hong Kong, and Singapore). This achi...

Amidst Pandemic, US-China Trade War Drags On

The novel coronavirus outbreak has exacerbated tensions between the United States and China, driving bilateral ties to a nadir in the post-Mao Zedong era. The world's two largest economies are now fighting a cold war in all but name. Beijing has long accused the U.S. of having a "cold war mentality." That seems to be the case for both nations at th...

Two Minutes To Midnight: Climate Emergency In Financial Services

What we do today to tackle the mounting global warming crisis will define the world for generations to come. As the planet is getting hotter, extreme weather events become more common severely undermining global economic prospects. Transition to the low carbon world, on the other hand, requires careful management to preserve the foundations of the ...

The Asian Tigers Return to the Forefront

Country groupings define economic eras. From the 1980s to the 1990s, the “Asian tigers” – South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Singapore – attracted global attention for their export-oriented policies and manufacturing competence. This moniker gradually fell into disuse following the Asian financial crisis, to be replaced by ...

Resilience: Financial Inclusiveness 2.0

Starting in February, the COVID-19 coronavirus has drawn the world’s attention. As the pandemic has spread globally, economies have been frozen, and markets have faced record declines, reflecting a profound sense of unease. In the absence of any WHO assistance, Taiwan has strongly demonstrated the power of advance preparation. At first, Taiwa...

Coronavirus Exposes Global Economic Vulnerabilities

The seemingly unstoppable spread of coronavirus is quickly turning local health emergencies into a global economic calamity.  In the world so deeply interlinked, disruption in a major manufacturer and consumer like China has an inevitable drag on the global economy, as the relatively unhindered flow of goods and people across borders – p...

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