IMF paper analyses ‘prolonged decline’ in Asian investment


Asia's pre-crisis robust growth may mask a "languishing" domestic sector that could have significant implications for Asia's long-term economic performance, according to a working paper published by the IMF on January 14.

The author, Yong Sarah Zhou, uses data from the macro and firm level in Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand to investigate why – when economic growth has swiftly recovered – investment is in a "prolonged decline".

The paper finds investment has suffered most in the non-tradable

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