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Adams, Charles


  • 01 Sep 2010 | Papers and Briefs

    Developing Asia remains at the core of global payment imbalances. While the geographical concentration of current account imbalances is rather significant, with the People's Republic of China accounting for the lion's share of the region's current account surplus, how Asia contributes to global rebalancing also depends critically on the NIEs and larger ASEAN economies. Given the region's huge diversity, the necessary national macroeconomic and structural policies will vary significantly across Asia's emerging economies.

  • 01 Jun 2010 | Papers and Briefs

    Developing Asia's public finances are generally healthy as a result of historical fiscal discipline. However, failure to withdraw the region’s anticrisis fiscal stimulus in a timely manner may jeopardize fiscal sustainability in the future.

  • 01 Apr 2009 | Papers and Briefs

    Current account surpluses entail substantial costs for developing Asia in terms of welfare and growth. Thus, reducing excessive dependence on exports and laying the foundations for a stronger domestic demand will make the region better of.

  • 01 May 2008 | Papers and Briefs

    East Asian banking has improved since the 1997/98 financial crisis through more foreign ownership, greater transparency, new lending and better supervision and regulation, but further restructuring and reform are needed.