Asia Economic Monitor - July 2008

Date: July 2008
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 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations; People’s Republic of China; Hong Kong, China; Republic of Korea; and Taipei,China.

In the July 2008 issue: Aggregate GDP growth in emerging East Asia will moderate to a still solid 7.6% in 2008 and 2009 from the 9.0% peak in 2007, due to the global economic slowdown, high food and energy prices, and continued financial market volatility.

Contents

  • 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 2008 and 2009, Risks and Policy Issues
    • External Economic Environment
    • Regional Economic Outlook
    • Risks to the Outlook 37
    • Policy Issues
  • Special Section
    • Dealing with Inflation: Policy Options for Emerging East Asia