Asia Economic Monitor - December 2009

Publication | December 2009

The Asia Economic Monitor 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 section on regional surveillance in East Asia.

Contents 

  • Abbreviations and Acronyms
  • Emerging East Asia - A Regional Economic Update
  • Highlights
  • Recent Economic Performance
    • Growth and Inflation
    • Balance of Payments
    • Financial Markets and Exchange Rates
    • Monetary and Fiscal Policy
  • Assessment of Financial Vulnerability
  • Economic Outlook for 2010, Risks and Policy Issues
    • External Economic Environment
    • Regional Economic Outlook for 2010
    • Risks to the Outlook
    • Policy Issues
  • Regional Surveillance for Economic Stability
    • What is Surveillance?
    • Why "Regional" Surveillance?
    • How is regional surveillance currently carried out in East Asia?
    • How should an effective regional surveillance mechanism be designed?
    • How should regional surveillance in East Asia be strengthened?
    • What role has ADB played - and what is its future role - as regional surveillance deepens?
    • Conclusion