Domestic demand vital for Asian economies


The key for South East Asian economies is domestic demand, Iwan Azis from the Asian Development Bank tells the BBC.

But increased demand is coming from greater consumption, and there are questions about whether there is enough investment to sustain this, he says.

More investment is particularly important given the slowdown in export markets such as Europe and the US.

Inter-regional trade and new emerging markets such as Latin America and Africa are also key, Mr Azis says.

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