2017 Economic Outlook for Southeast Asia, China and India 2017

Addressing Energy Challenges

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The Economic Outlook for Southeast Asia, China and India is a bi-annual publication on regional economic growth, development and regional integration in Emerging Asia. It focuses on the economic conditions of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member countries: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Viet Nam. It also addresses relevant economic issues in China and India to fully reflect economic developments in the region. The 2017 edition of the Outlook comprises four main parts, each highlighting a particular dimension of recent economic developments in the region. The first part presents the regional economic monitor, depicting the near-term and medium-term economic outlooks, as well as macroeconomic and regional integration challenges in the region. The second part discusses the recent progress made in key aspects of regional integration. The third part presents this edition's special focus: addressing energy challenges and renewable energy development in particular. The fourth part includes structural policy country notes offering specific recommendations.



Special Supplement: August 2017 Update

OECD Development Centre

The Special Supplement of Economic Outlook for Southeast Asia, China and India 2017 focuses on recent macroeconomic developments. The report deems that with trade gradually recovering and private consumption remaining resilient, ASEAN, China and India are all likely to post higher growth rates this year. This sanguine view is supported by the rise in the industrial production and consumer confidence indices in a number of economies. Prominent external risks to Emerging Asia’s growth include a more aggressive monetary policy contraction in the United States (especially if echoed by other advanced economies), a more inward-looking US trade policy and risk of protectionism in services sector. The expansion of economic activity in Southeast Asia maintained a steady pace in 2016 while growth eased in India and firmed in China.


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