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In the Spotlight
While the region is expected to meet the Asian Development Outlook 2018 forecast of 6.0% growth in 2018, the projection for 2019 has been trimmed by 0.1 percentage points to 5.8%.
Downside risks to the outlook are intensifying. Any escalation of the trade conflict could disrupt cross-border production links.
Bond yields in emerging East Asian markets diverged between 1 June and 15 August, with yields rising in economies that took steps to support local currencies or tackle rising inflation—such as Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Viet Nam—and yields sliding in countries such as the Republic of Korea, Malaysia, and the People’s Republic of China (PRC). Download latest Asia Bond Monitor
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