Asia Pacific Economic Outlook, September 2013: Issue overview

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Asia Pacific Economic Outlook, September 2013: Issue overview

Asia Pacific Economic Outlook, September 2013: Issue overview

The September 2013 edition of the Asia Pacific Economic Outlook gives a near-term outlook for China, Japan, Myanmar, and the Philippines.

APAC September 2013 CoverThe September 2013 edition of the Asia Pacific Economic Outlook gives a near-term outlook for China, Japan, Myanmar, and the Philippines.

China: Moving toward financial market liberalization
By Dr. Ira Kalish

With much discussion around what China must do to prevent future crises while shifting toward a more sustainable financial path, it is notable that the country has taken a first tentative step in the direction of financial market liberalization. Meanwhile, the economy is growing more slowly than expected.

Japan: What Abe’s win means for the economy
By Dr. Rumki Majumdar

Since Shinzo Abe was elected in December 2012, Japan’s economy appears to be growing much faster than before. Abe’s recent victory in the parliament’s upper-house election has given him a stronger mandate to continue with his economic reforms.

Myanmar: Open but rough road
By Navya Kumar

Myanmar is expected to continue its brisk pace of expansion and liberalization this fiscal year. As a result, the country is attracting the interest of several foreign businesses; however, the increasingly open market presents several hurdles for investors.

Philippines: A good year ahead
By Akrur Barua

The past few months have been good for the Philippines, with positive economic news such as strong first-quarter GDP growth and sovereign rating upgrades. In the medium to long term, however, the economy faces a number of challenges.

Asia Pacific Economic Outlook, September 2013: Issue overview