The region's strong fundamentals limit the risk of foreign exchange volatility.
Asian economies generally meet the conditions for a demography-driven middle-income trap, especially in East and Southeast Asia.
The Fed’s rate hike won’t have much impact in emerging Asia, at least in the short term.
To withstand external shocks and sustain growth, middle-income countries need to get the basics right on manufacturing, currency management, and education.
It’s high time for emerging Asian markets to prepare themselves for the tighter global financial conditions that Fed balance sheet normalization entails.
A new ADB working paper provides insights into what factors drive growth at middle-income economies.
Urgent action is needed to reduce leverage levels in case US interest rates rise faster than expected.
Total factor productivity growth in middle-income countries depends on innovation, human capital, and infrastructure.
The region’s infrastructure bond market is still at a nascent stage.
Recent empirical analysis of the nexus between productivity growth and wage inequality in several Asian economies provides new, policy-relevant evidence.