From Powerhouse to PowerCentre: The Megatrends Shaping Asia’s Economic Leadership in a Post-Covid World
Asia As A Powercentre
A number of megatrends prevalent in Asia have increased in potency since the Covid pandemic.
These megatrends have the potential to put Asia at the helm of future global growth. We examine the investment opportunities that are expected to emerge or strengthen as a result.
Part 1: Changing Demographics
As in the rest of the world, Covid heightened a number of pre-existing population trends. This further accentuates the change in Asian countries’ age and income profiles, and will have a significant long term impact on Asian economies.
Part 2: Go Green
The pandemic brought to the fore a wide variety of environmental, economic, and social challenges. Asian governments, companies and individuals have taken bold steps in response, setting the stage for profound regional developments.
Part 3: The Digital Economy
No other emerging trend has been as powerfully impacted by the Covid pandemic as the shift towards digitization. Whether it is home schooling, working from home, or e-commence, Asia’s digital acceleration is yielding unprecedented opportunities.
Annual Investment Outlook Key Highlights
- 2022 expects to mark a more mature phase of global economy accompanied by increased market volatility and lower earnings growth
- Global markets are poised to experience changes from several major demographic shifts
- Asian nations offer plentiful investing opportunities while seeking to combat climate change
- The dotcom revolution brought the world of online shopping and an abundance of digital financial services to the man on the street
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