Asia Economic Monitor - December 2005

Date: December 2005
Type: Reports
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Series: Asian Economic Integration Monitor

Description

The Asia Economic Monitor (AEM) is a semiannual review of emerging East Asia’s growth, financial and corporate sector restructuring, and emerging policy issues. It covers the 10 Association of Southeast Asian Nations member countries plus the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and the Republic of Korea. In this issue: A turnaround in global demand for information technology, a recovery in Japan`s domestic demand, and continued strong, albeit slower, growth in the PRC bode well for emerging East Asia's economic prospects in 2006.

Contents

  • Recent Economic Performance
    • GDP Growth
    • Inflation
    • Balance of Payments
    • Financial Markets and Exchange Rates
    • Monetary and Fiscal Policies
  • Financial Restructuring and Prudential Indicators
    • Nonperforming Loans, Capital Adequacy and Bank Profitability
    • Banking Sector Divestment and Consolidation
    • Bank Lending
    • External Vulnerability Indicators
  • Economic Outlook for 2006, Risks and Policy Issues
    • External Economic Environment
    • Regional Economic Outlook for 2006
    • Risks and Policy Issues
    • Individual Country Outlook