Asia Pacific Economic Outlook
May 2014

This edition gives a near-term outlook for China, Japan, Taiwan, and Thailand. The Chinese government is taking steps to resolve imbalances, while Japan raised the national consumption tax for the first time in 14 years. Taiwan is looking forward to a stronger 2014, while Thailand is suffering the pangs of political unrest.

Artwork featuring China

China: A tough balancing act

Dr. Ira Kalish

Asia-Pacific Outlook artwork featuring Japan

Japan: Worrying about rising taxes

Dr. Rumki Majumdar