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Mr Takehiko Nakao
17th HW Arndt Lecture - Growth prospects for Asia and the Pacific: opportunities, risks and the Asian Development Bank’s role

The presentation will look at economic growth in Asia and the Pacific and the increasing prominence of this region’s contribution to world growth. Evidence to date is that the sentiment about this being the ‘Asian Century’ rings true, yet there are risks as well. The most immediate risk is increasing trade tensions. There are also structural factors that are moderating growth prospects. In the Pacific, natural disasters cause human devastation, and small Pacific economies struggle to recover economically and fiscally. With the Pacific at the front line of climate change, the intensity and...

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