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Regional Economic Outlook, October 2018, Asia Pacific
			: Asia at the Forefront: Growth Challenges for the Next Decade and Beyond

Regional Economic Outlook, October 2018, Asia Pacific : Asia at the Forefront: Growth Challenges for the Next Decade and Beyond »

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Asia and Pacific Dept

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 October 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484375419.086

ISBN: 9781484375419

Keywords: Asia and Pacific, Regional Economic Outlook, economic outlook, economic growth, Asia and Pacific, trade tariffs, digital revolution

Growth in the first half of 2018 was softer than in 2017, especially in advanced economies. In contrast, growth remained robust in emerging market economies and broadly in line with expectations. After rising to 6....

The Financial Inclusion Landscape in the Asia-Pacific Region: A Dozen Key Findings

The Financial Inclusion Landscape in the Asia-Pacific Region: A Dozen Key Findings »

Source: The Financial Inclusion Landscape in the Asia-Pacific Region: A Dozen Key Findings

Volume/Issue: 2019/79

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sarwat Jahan , Jayendu De , Fazurin Jamaludin , Piyaporn Sodsriwiboon , and Cormac Sullivan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 April 2019

ISBN: 9781498305440

Keywords: Financial inclusion, Financial services, Financial institutions, Financial infrastructure, Macroprudential policies and financial stability, Emerging Markets, Developing Asia, Pacific Islands, Asia-Pacific, Asia-Pacific region

Financial inclusion is a multidimensional concept and countries have chosen diverse methods of enhancing financial inclusion with varying degrees of results. The heterogeneity of financial inclusion is particularly...

Financial Inclusion in Asia-Pacific

Financial Inclusion in Asia-Pacific »

Source: Financial Inclusion in Asia-Pacific

Volume/Issue: 2018/17

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Elena Loukoianova , Yongzheng Yang , Si Guo , Leni Hunter , Sarwat Jahan , Fazurin Jamaludin , and Johanna Schauer

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 September 2018

ISBN: 9781484371015

Keywords: Financial inclusion, Financial institutions, Financial services industry, Poor, financial inclusion, macroeconomic policymaking, fintech, Asia, Asia Pacific, Pacific

Asia has made significant progress in financial inclusion, but both its across-country and intra-country disparities are among the highest in the world. The gaps between the rich and the poor, rural and urban popul...

4. Productivity Growth in Asia: Boosting Firm Dynamism and Weeding out the Zombies5

4. Productivity Growth in Asia: Boosting Firm Dynamism and Weeding out the Zombies5 »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, October 2018, Asia Pacific : Asia at the Forefront: Growth Challenges for the Next Decade and Beyond

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Asia and Pacific Dept

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 October 2018

ISBN: 9781484375419

Keywords: Asia and Pacific, Regional Economic Outlook, economic outlook, economic growth, Asia and Pacific, trade tariffs, digital revolution

The April 2017 Regional Economic Outlook: Asia and Pacific documented that productivity growth in a number of economies in Asia—just as in the rest of the world—slowed after the global financial crisis, and...

5. The Digital Revolution in Asia: Disruptor or New Growth Engine (or Both)?8

5. The Digital Revolution in Asia: Disruptor or New Growth Engine (or Both)?8 »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, October 2018, Asia Pacific : Asia at the Forefront: Growth Challenges for the Next Decade and Beyond

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Asia and Pacific Dept

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 October 2018

ISBN: 9781484375419

Keywords: Asia and Pacific, Regional Economic Outlook, economic outlook, economic growth, Asia and Pacific, trade tariffs, digital revolution

The final challenge for Asia addressed in this Regional Economic Outlook: Asia and Pacific is how to reap the potential benefits of the digital revolution while minimizing its costs. While digitalization and...

2. Asia as the Cycle Matures

2. Asia as the Cycle Matures »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, October 2018, Asia Pacific : Asia at the Forefront: Growth Challenges for the Next Decade and Beyond

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Asia and Pacific Dept

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 October 2018

ISBN: 9781484375419

Keywords: Asia and Pacific, Regional Economic Outlook, economic outlook, economic growth, Asia and Pacific, trade tariffs, digital revolution

Global Context The global expansion that began two years ago appears to have peaked and become less synchronized across economies. While economic activity moderated in advanced econo...

6. Keeping Asia at the Forefront

6. Keeping Asia at the Forefront »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, October 2018, Asia Pacific : Asia at the Forefront: Growth Challenges for the Next Decade and Beyond

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Asia and Pacific Dept

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 October 2018

ISBN: 9781484375419

Keywords: Asia and Pacific, Regional Economic Outlook, economic outlook, economic growth, Asia and Pacific, trade tariffs, digital revolution

Asia is the world’s most dynamic economic region. But it faces a number of serious challenges over the medium to long term—that its trade-reliant growth strategy will no longer be viable (at least in its cur...

3. The Evolving Role of Trade in Asia: Opening a New Chapter3

3. The Evolving Role of Trade in Asia: Opening a New Chapter3 »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, October 2018, Asia Pacific : Asia at the Forefront: Growth Challenges for the Next Decade and Beyond

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Asia and Pacific Dept

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 October 2018

ISBN: 9781484375419

Keywords: Asia and Pacific, Regional Economic Outlook, economic outlook, economic growth, Asia and Pacific, trade tariffs, digital revolution

Asia’s heavy reliance on trade in general, and its integration in global value chains in particular, have been critical elements behind the region’s stellar growth record. But rising income levels and wages...

Automatic Adjustment Mechanisms in Asian Pension Systems?

Automatic Adjustment Mechanisms in Asian Pension Systems? »

Source: Automatic Adjustment Mechanisms in Asian Pension Systems?

Volume/Issue: 2016/242

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Elif Arbatli , Csaba Feher , Jack Ree , Ikuo Saito , and Mauricio Soto

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 December 2016

ISBN: 9781475560336

Keywords: Pensions, Pension reforms, Japan, Korea, Republic of, China, People's Republic of, China, Asia and Pacific, Asia, Retirement, Pension System Reform

Automatic adjustment mechanisms (AAMs)-rules ensuring that certain characteristics of a pension system respond to demographic, macroeconomic and financial developments, in a predetermined fashion and without the ne...

China's Bond Market and Global Financial Markets

China's Bond Market and Global Financial Markets »

Source: China's Bond Market and Global Financial Markets

Volume/Issue: 2018/253

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Eugenio Cerutti , and Maurice Obstfeld

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 December 2018

ISBN: 9781484377475

Keywords: Globalization, Asia and Pacific, China, International financial markets, Bond Market, Market Integration, Financial Aspects of Economic Integration, International Business Cycles

A cross-country comparative analysis shows that there is substantial room for further integration of China into global financial markets, especially in the case of the international bond market. A further successfu...