Asia Economic Monitor - July 2006

Date: July 2006
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 vulnerability, and emerging policy issues. It covers the 10 Association of Southeast Asian Nations members; People’s Republic of China; Hong Kong, China; Republic of Korea; and Taipei,China. For the third consecutive year, average GDP growth in emerging East Asian economies is expected above 7% due to a broad-based economic expansion in major industrial countries and a rebound in the global information technology industry.

Contents

  • Economic Performance in the First Half of 2006
    • GDP Growth
    • Inflation
    • Balance of Payments
    • Financial and Exchange Markets
    • Monetary and Fiscal Policy
  • Assessment of Financial Vulnerability
    • Nonperforming Loans
    • Capital Adequacy Ratios and Bank Profitability
    • Bank Lending
    • External Vulnerability Indicators
  • Outlook, Risks, and Policy Issues
    • External Economic Environment
    • Regional Economic Outlook for 2006-2007
    • Risks to the Outlook
    • Policy Issues
  • Outlook for Individual Economies