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Real-Time Data Suggest Asia’s Economy Already Feeling Delta Hit

  • Economists have cut GDP forecasts from China to Australia
  • Data on mobility, manufacturing and vaccines among key gauges
A deserted drop-off area at Beijing Capital International Airport in Beijing, on Aug. 5.
A deserted drop-off area at Beijing Capital International Airport in Beijing, on Aug. 5.Photographer: Gilles Sabrie/Bloomberg

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Asia’s economies are already showing a hit from the surging delta variant of Covid-19 as consumers stay at home and airplanes idle on the tarmac.