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Asia Pacific Economic Outlook, December 2013

The December 2013 edition of the Asia Pacific Economic Outlook gives a near-term outlook for China, India, South Korea, and Taiwan.

The December 2013 edition of the Asia Pacific Economic Outlook gives a near-term outlook for China, India, South Korea, and Taiwan.

China: Balancing competing factors
Dr. Ira Kalish

The Chinese authorities appear to be attempting to balance competing factors: They’re worried about inflation and a housing price bubble, yet they’re concerned that restrictive policies will slow growth.

India: Improving external balance amid weak fundamentals
Dr. Rumki Majumdar

India’s economic parameters are either improving marginally or worsening every alternate month as the economy shows no signs of sustainable improvement. Additionally, economic sentiment has suffered due to unfavorable economic developments and policy paralysis.

South Korea: Gathering pace despite risks
Akrur Barua

In Q3, South Korea’s economy expanded at its fastest pace in nearly two years, aided by strong performance in manufacturing and construction. The strong showing, however, masks concerns about exports and consumption.

Taiwan: Headwinds and storm warnings
Navya Kumar

A shaky global economic recovery is adversely affecting trade-dependent Taiwan. With a challenging domestic political environment alongside a strained economy, the government has its hands full.

Asia Pacific Economic Outlook, December 2013: Issue overview
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