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Media Advisory: Launch of the Economic Outlook for Southeast Asia, China and India 2018’s preliminary version - fostering growth through digitalisation


14 November 2017 at 10H00 A.M Manila time / 03H00 A.M Paris time


Paris, 7 November 2017 - The OECD Development Centre will publish a preliminary version of its annual Economic Outlook for Southeast Asia, China and India on 14 November 2017 on the occasion of the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit 2017, which marks the 50th Anniversary of the ASEAN. The report analyses Emerging Asia’s economic outlook in the short and medium terms and assesses its macroeconomic challenges including regional integration. It also includes structural policy country notes for each of the ten ASEAN countries as well as China and India. This year’s special theme focuses on addressing fostering growth through digitalisation.

The Economic Outlook for Southeast Asia, China and India 2018 is produced by the OECD Development Centre in collaboration with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) and the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA).


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Please note: The OECD's embargo rules prohibit any broadcast, news wire service or Internet transmission of text or information about this report before the stated release time. They also prohibit any communication of the contents of the report or any comment on its forecasts or conclusions to any outside party whatsoever before the stated release time. News organisations receiving OECD material under embargo have been informed that if they breach the OECD's embargo rules they will automatically be excluded from receiving embargoed information in the future.


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