Data and Research
In the Spotlight
Short-term risks continue to cast a shadow over emerging East Asia’s local currency bond markets. However, they should be able to weather the challenges so long as the region’s policymakers remain vigilant, according to the November 2018 edition of the Asian Development Bank’s Asia Bond Monitor.
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.
Economic research and statistical work contributes to knowledge generation in ADB and help strengthen its institutional priorities and effectiveness of country operations. By augmenting the stock of knowledge of developing member countries and the region and disseminating it, ADB's capability to provide informed policy advice and undertake capacity building is enhanced.