IW Long Reads: East beats West - Can Asia's first in, first out Covid response embellish emerging markets?

IW Long Reads: East beats West - Can Asia's first in, first out Covid response embellish emerging markets?

While Britain's economy flounders, the Far East is staging a comeback

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The epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic last year, Asia is staging an economic and public health bounce-back British leaders can only dream of amid catastrophic false dawns. But emerging market investors are also used to hopes dashed - 2021 could be different. While Britain is battling on seemingly endless fronts from fighting coronavirus to dealing with the trade fallout of Brexit, an historic recession and trying to stop the Union splitting at the seams, Asia appears back to business as usual. China grew 2.3% in 2020, according to the country's own data, the only major global economy...

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