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Asia Pacific Economic overview

February 2017

GDP growth is expected to slow in Japan and China this year, but India’s economy is likely to expand more quickly.

Japan’s GDP is expected to grow by 0.8% this year compared with 0.9% in 2016. The growth is forecast to decline further in 2018, to just 0.5%. Although the projection for 2017 is weak, it nevertheless constitutes a 0.2% improvement from the International Monetary Fund’s previous forecast. Signs of stronger-than-expected growth in exports and manufacturing, as well as the weakening value of the yen, have...