Roaring Twenties, Shock-Worn World, Australia Stimulus: Eco Day

Welcome to Monday, Asia. Here’s the latest news and analysis from Bloomberg Economics to help you start the week.

  • Some of the world’s top money managers are betting on a post-pandemic spending boom that will boost real-world companies
  • Six thousand miles from the Suez Canal, a multinational maker of industrial adhesives has one eye on the clogged trade artery and another on ways to minimize fallout on his $2.8 billion company
  • Australia’s JobKeeper wage subsidy expired Sunday, bringing to a close the nation’s largest Covid stimulus measure
  • Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga is under pressure to join other major democracies in imposing sanctions on China
  • The U.S. labor market shifted into a higher gear in March as the nation made progress in putting Covid-19 in the rear-view mirror
  • Clouds are gathering over emerging-market currencies, risking a redux of 2018, writes Ziad Daoud
  • Philippine central bank Deputy Governor Mamerto Tangonan has long wanted to make electronic money so ubiquitous that one could pay at a street stall via mobile. Now he’s leading the bank’s digital drive
  • Argentina’s President Alberto Fernandez called on the IMF to extend the repayment period on the nation’s debt facility beyond 10 years
  • Villagers on the banks of the Suez Canal are getting used to their unusual new neighbor. It’s 400 meters long, carries about $1 billion and nobody knows when it’ll leave
  • China and Iran signed a deal aimed at charting the course of their economic, political and trade relations over the next 25 years

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