Asia Growth Equity Fund 2022 Outlook

Regulatory Policies Cast Shadow Over Growth-Style Stocks in Asia

In the face of multiple headwinds last year, sentiment towards Asian economies waned. An unexpected rollout of stringent policies against certain growth industries in China, including big internet platforms, brought challenges as China sought to rebalance its economy, casting a shadow over the outlook for other Asian economies. The property sector—a pillar of economic growth—slowed as the Chinese government pushed a stringent deleveraging campaign in the wake of the Evergrande fallout. But by the end of the year, the government had started to loosen these policies.