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Making Digital Platforms Work for Asia and the Pacific
Edited by: Bambang Susantono, Cyn-Young Park

Asia’s regional financing woes are exposed during COVID-19
17
Dec
2020

Asia’s regional financing woes are exposed during COVID-19

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The COVID-19 pandemic, with its twin health and economic crises, has exposed the vulnerabilities in this financing arrangement. The rapid withdrawal of capital from Asia in the early months of the outbreak is a reminder of the region’s continued dependence on non-resident capital.

RCEP is a gargantuan trade deal but will economies be able to make the most of it?
20
Nov
2020

RCEP is a gargantuan trade deal but will economies be able to make the most of it?

Around $164 billion, a majority of the expected income gains from RCEP, are forecast to accrue to Asia, and in particular the People’s Republic of China, Japan and the Republic of Korea – the so called “plus three countries,” which are estimated to gain the lion’s share of the income gains at $156 billion.

In Central Asia, COVID-19 response demands improved regional cooperation
4
Nov
2020

In Central Asia, COVID-19 response demands improved regional cooperation

Multilateral financial institutions have been quick to respond but they do not operate in a vacuum. They essentially act within the international economic system to boost international development efforts.