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The world’s first travel bubble came into operation yesterday. The long-awaited Australia-New Zealand travel bubble means visitors no longer need to quarantine on arrival and thousands of passengers waited to board flights on Monday. Qantas increased its daily flights between the two countries from one to 16 to meet demand and the airline has brought 600 people back to work.
20/04/2021 - 8:09am Business and Market Discussion
David Roche, President and Global Strategist at Independent Strategy suggests that mainland China's economy is returning to normal but thinks that the trend growth rate has been permanently changed by the pandemic.
Louis Kuijs, Head of Asia Economics at Oxford Economics thinks that the US is in a leading position in the global economic recovery and growth is ahead of predictions compared to 2 years ago due to stimulus policies.
20/04/2021 - 8:24am View from Japan
The World Health Organization warned yesterday that countries which have relaxed lockdown measures have seen a spike in coronavirus cases. In China there has been a new outbreak in Wuhan. South Korea, Japan and Singapore also confirmed new cases of locally transmitted infections.
The latest data from the mainland showed that Total Social Financing, a broad measure of credit in the economy, rose to 3.09 trillion yuan in April and banks extended 1.7 trillion yuan in new loans in April easily exceeding estimates.
The Hong Kong government has warned that Ocean Park will run out of cash next month and go bankrupt unless it receives an urgent HK$5.4 billion bailout. Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Edward Yau said the funding is needed to make sure it can survive the coming 12 months, whilst the theme park develops a new strategic plan.
Meanwhile, Shanghai Disneyland reopened yesterday, after being closed for three months during the Covid-19 pandemic. The park is restricting visitor numbers to 20% of daily capacity, or about 16,000 people, all of whom must wear face masks and maintain social distancing requirements as well as showing a green health code on their mobile phones before being allowed in.
On today’s Money Talk, we’re joined by Connie Bolland of Economic Research Analysis and Alex Frew McMillan, writer at Dragonfly Media. With an update on frontier markets is Ruchir Desai, Fund Manager at Asia Frontier Capital.
12/05/2020 - Business and Market Discussion
Alex Frew McMillan, writer at Dragonfly Media says that the PBOC is sceptical about introducing “flood stimulus” to its economy, and is acting differently from other central banks.
Connie Bolland, Founder and Chief Economist at Economic Research Analysis is of the view that Ocean Park may not be profitable even once tourists come back, adding that is has stiff competition from other theme parks in the region.
12/05/2020 - Frontier Markets