REGIONAL: Macroeconomic Data & Forecasts

September 2004
Asia Monitor: South East Asia Monitor Volume 1;Sep2004, Vol. 15 Issue 9, p8
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The article focuses on the economic condition of the South East Asia, which is forecast to be one of the fastest growing regions of the world economy in 2004. There are a number of risks to this outlook, including higher oil prices, a slowdown in China, and rising U.S. interest rates. However, fears of the impact of a slowdown in China are probably over done The main risk for these countries therefore is a slowdown in the U.S., which will cause a slowdown in demand for their exports from China. The article also provides information on the gross domestic product, inflation, and trade balance of various countries in the South East Asia.


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