Asia Economic Monitor - December 2008

Date: December 2008
Type: Reports
Series: Asian Economic Integration Monitor


The Asia Economic Monitor (AEM) is a semiannual review of emerging East Asia’s growth and policy issues. It covers the 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations; People’s Republic of China; Hong Kong, China; Republic of Korea; and Taipei,China. This issue includes a special chapter on the impact of the global financial crisis on emerging East Asia’s financial systems.

For emerging East Asia, 2009 will be a difficult year but it will be manageable if countries respond decisively and collectively, says the December issue of Asia Economic Monitor. This report includes growth forecasts and emerging policy issues for emerging East Asia.


  • Recent Economic Performance
    • Growth and Inflation
    • Balance of Payments
    • Financial Markets and Exchange Rates
    • Monetary and Fiscal Policy
  • Economic Outlook for 2009, Risks and Policy Issues
    • External Economic Environment
    • Regional Economic Outlook for 2009
    • Risks to the Outlook
    • Policy Issues
  • Special Section
    • Global Economic Crisis: Impact and Challenges for Emerging East Asia’s Financial Systems