July 2005
Asia Monitor: South East Asia Monitor Volume 1;Jul2005, Vol. 16 Issue 7, p8
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This article focuses on graphs related to economic growth in South East Asia. It is set to slow in 2005, after the region grew by 6.3% last year. The main causes of this year's slowdown are: higher oil prices, slower growth in the world economy; continued major imbalances in the U.S. and slower import growth in China. The base-effect following the region's recovery from the SARS outbreak in 2003 is also important, since this depressed growth in the region, providing a lower base for comparison last year.


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