Developing Asia: Subregional trends and prospects
Posted by LeGianT on June 21, 2008
Developing Asia and the world
Overview of economic highlights and prospects
The major industrial economies grew at their strongest rate in many years in 2004. In turn, the economies of developing Asia and the Pacific achieved their highest growth since the Asian financial crisis as aggregate gross domestic product expanded by 7.3%. Domestic demand was buoyant and average inflation remained subdued. The strong economic momentum in most regional economies, together with a continued favorable external environment, augurs well for growth over 2005–2007. Average real growth is expected to be between 6.5% and 6.9%, supported by more buoyant domestic demand and strengthening intraregional trade.