Impact of COVID-19 on HK’s Economy

Lessons Learned from the 2008 Financial Crisis

We all remember the 2008 financial crisis and the long-term impact it had on livelihoods everywhere. As we continue living through a global pandemic, many wonder: Can this health crisis which has turned into an economic crisis also turn into a financial crisis?

Meena Datwani, who was at the Hong Kong Monetary Authority at the time, believes that despite the economic implications, the financial sector is suited to weather this challenge. In fact, various regulations and policies that were adopted and implemented by the HK government post 2008 will mitigate the financial impact of Covid-19. If you are just as curious as we are to understand whether lessons learned from 2008 are helping us manage a post-Covid world, join us! We will talk to Meena about the transformative effects of Covid-19 on our economy, and deep dive into the various monetary and macroeconomic policies implemented post 2008 that are shaping the current economic responses.

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