Wednesday May 30, 2012
Growth remains strong in developing East Asia and Pacific, although it has slowed from its post-crisis peaks. With the global slowdown expected to continue, the region needs to reduce its reliance on exports and find new sources of growth, says the World Bank in its latest East Asia and Pacific Economic Update.
Replay a discussion with World Bank Chief Economist for the East Asia and Pacific region, Bert Hofman, around the findings of the report and how the region can best navigate global uncertainties.
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Do you have any support about economic chalenger for agriculture development in our region? Please assist me for to new built our programe
u Ujang Jaelani,SE
DO YOU THINK IT'S PRACTICAL FOR CHINA AND JAPAN AND KOREA TO SUCCEED IN THE FREE TRADING ZONE TALK? I AM NOT CONFIDENT ABOUT CHINA'S SPEED OF 2012. WHAT DO YOU THINK?
Recently, we saw the greatess china and the kremlin became strengthening economic power. I think this trend can make a good opportunity to South Asia region. Thus, how can you describe in the next future on this opportunity pattern to east asia region especially Indonesia?
Alfonso Rendega Adjie
How would new entrant Myanmar play in the East Asia economic development, and how significant it is for the rest ASEAN countries in near term?
Compare the relative importance of an euro area and China slowdown shocks for the EAP. Which one is more relevant?
Lucio Vinhas de Souza
Dear Sir or Madam
1. What do you think of China's local government debt problems threat the economy?
2. Is the real estate bubble in China popping?
Alfred Fan Shuangrui
How much food price resurgence in your view is threat to the growth prospect of Asia? If taken into account the impact of rising oil prices and other structural factors on food, do you think some of these countries poverty and inequality scenario may worsen and policy makers should be alarmed?
Is the impact of a slowing economy already evident in the performance of SOEs and the banking sector?If that is not the case, what is your estimate of the potential contingent liabilities for the government?
How is, in your opinion, the best way to improve the domestic demand in East Asian countries?
Marcos Méndez Sanguos
the only way developing countries are going to reduce dependence on export is by empowering their citizen real purchasing power but ,how will that happen?
kilwana emmanuel semikwano
How would the debt crisis in Europe and reports of an impending Greece exit from the European Union affect the Philippine economy?
What's your forecast for the Philippine economy for 2012? What are the growth drivers? What's the downside of the Philippine economy?
will the world economy depression continue many years and what does it means Chinese economic reform and sustainable development？Is it a good idea for Chinese leaders to take adaption policy to react to economy fluctuation？
How will the new century's economic ties between China (with other rising Asian economies) and those of the West impact both situations and solutions to grand world issues?
It seems there would be a price for Chinese help in saving a eurozone while per capita incomes in China are smaller than those in the west. Europe would have to offer something in return, at least, market economy status for Chinese exporters. What do you think about it?
what is the reason behind the fall of rupee against USD.
How do you evaluate the financial performance of Chinese State-owned Enterprises as compared with multinatinal companies? thanks.
Your most up-to-date assessment of likely impact on Asia of eurozone crisis - via financial and trade channels
STOCKS(Share) Market ~ Artificail Bubble shall be controlled to provide correct pictures to retail Investors. How ??
Greetings. I feel that one of the main reason of East Asia economic growth is due to susceptibility to new technology. How far do you think that technology will play its' role in assisting the economic growth of East Asia in the future and can the technology be capitalized further?
Nik Zafri bin Abdul Majid
Good day Mr. Hofman,
I would like to ask you what is your outlook regarding the Philippines' gross domestic product performance in the first quarter of 2012?
Thank you very much.
Judy Dannibelle Chua Co
What are the sources of growth, apart from export, that the region can rely on?
Big firms dominate export markets. Local communities in East Asia want jobs by starting a venture on a small scale to increase living standards.Small and Medium Enterprizes in developed countries started up that way and can help in a joint/venture with their know-how. Is World Bank interested?
Nils Y. Harde