Asia Pacific Economic Outlook
December 2014

This edition gives a near-term outlook for China, Japan, Philippines, and South Korea. China faces questions around both short- and long-term growth. In Japan, the debate over increasing the sales tax has been put to rest. The Philippines is emerging as one of the world’s fastest-growing economies. And growth in South Korea picks up amid challenges. Read the report online, or download the PDF.

Asia-Pacific Outlook artwork featuring Japan

Japan: The tax debate put to rest

Dr. Rumki Majumdar

Asia-Pacific Outlook artwork featuring the Philippines

Philippines: A smooth road for now

Akrur Barua