Fuel Hikes: Key Implications

July 2008
Asia Monitor: South East Asia Monitor Volume 1;Jul2008, Vol. 19 Issue 7, p8
Country Report
The article discusses the implications of the increased domestic fuel prices in Asia. It is expected that inflation will continue to head higher, forcing central banks to retain tight monetary policies and raise rates and that Asia's population will be more worried about food prices. In addition, prolonged fuel subsidies will lead to more problems and currency appreciation will not necessarily be feasible.


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