National Press Club

The Asian Development Bank's 2017 Economic Forecast for Asia and the Pacific

The Asian Development Bank's 2017 Economic Forecast for Asia and the Pacific

April 21, 2017 9:00 AM

Location: Holeman Lounge


Yasuyuki Sawada
Chief Economist
Asian Development Bank

Moderated by

Rana Foroohar

Global Business Columnist, Associate Editor, Financial Times
Global Economic Analyst, CNN

Friday, April 21, 2017
9:00 - 11:00 am

Decades of rapid growth transformed developing Asia into a largely middle-income region, but the pace of expansion has moderated in recent years. This has serious implications for American businesses and the global economy as a whole.

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) explores this challenge in its Asian Development Outlook 2017, a comprehensive economic forecast providing country and regional analysis and growth projections for 45 economies, including the People's Republic of China, India and Indonesia.

ADB's Chief Economist Yasuyuki Sawada will outline the report's findings and policy options for innovation, education and infrastructure to spur growth in middle-income economies amid uncertainties ranging from protectionist threats to changing monetary policy.

Yasuyuki Sawada is the chief spokesperson for ADB on economic and development trends, and leads the Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department, which publishes ADB's flagship knowledge products. Mr. Sawada previously served as a Professor at the University of Tokyo, Japan. He also performed research at a variety of institutions, such as the Japan International Cooperation Agency Research Institute; World Bank; and Economic Research Institute of ASEAN and East Asia.

Rana Foroohar is a global business columnist for the Financial Times, as well as associate editor. She is also CNN's global economic analyst. Prior to joining the FT and CNN, Foroohar was for six years the assistant managing editor in charge of business and economics at Time, as well as the magazine's economic columnist. She also spent 13 years at Newsweek, as an economic and foreign affairs editor and a foreign correspondent.

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