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Launch of the World Bank's East Asia and Pacific Economic Update
October 5, 2015Singapore

The East Asia and Pacific Economic Update is the World Bank’s comprehensive review of the region’s economies. It is published twice yearly and the latest Update will be released on Monday, October 5, in Singapore.

This report outlines the region’s growth prospects and policy challenges, both in the short and medium term, against the possibility of the U.S. raising interest rates and a moderate slowdown in China’s economy. Looking across East Asia as a whole, the report highlights key issues for the region that may impact its growth prospects. These include the investment climate, governance, and fiscal incentives. With regard to Southeast Asia, the report highlights the opportunities for governance and regulatory reforms that would improve the investment climate. 

World Bank East Asia and Pacific Chief Economist Sudhir Shetty will discuss these and other trends, based on the latest data and analysis, at a seminar jointly organized by the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) - Yusof Ishak Institute.

Time: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm 
Venue: ISEAS Seminar Room 2

For registration, please fill out this form (MS Word) and email it to iseasevents3@iseas.edu.sg by October 2nd.

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  • Sudhir Shetty

    Chief Economist of the East Asia Pacific
    Sudhir Shetty is currently Chief Economist of the East Asia and Pacific Region of the World Bank. Until June 2014, he was the Director of the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management (PREM) in the East Asia and Pacific Region. Prior to that, he was Co-Director of the team that prepared the World Bank’s 2012 World Development Report on Gender Equality and Development. Mr. Shetty previously headed the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management department in the Africa Region of the World Bank, and managed the Bank’s central Poverty Reduction group. Dr. Shetty has a Ph.D. in Economics from Cornell University and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.