Report5 February 2018Updated one month ago

Asia: In search of low hanging fruit

Like the rest of the world, Asia expanded solidly last year while inflation was largely subdued. Will these trends continue in 2018 and beyond? 

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Executive summary

Most Asian currencies appreciated last year on a trade-weighted basis, with the region seeing very robust export growth. At the same time, North Asian inflation has held steady in a "Goldilocks" range of between 1% and 2%, allowing policymakers to focus on other targets such as growth, deleveraging and de-polluting.

In this report, we take a look at the prospects for all the major economies in Asia, assessing where we are and where we could be heading in the months and years to come.