Asian growth seen improving, though tempered by China slowdown

04/21/2013 | Star Publications (Malaysia)

Although economists are lowering or maintaining their growth forecasts for Asian economies, overall the region is expected to expand faster this year than last. "This year is going to be a good growth year for Asia, particularly if we start to see global growth improving in the second half of the year," said Rob Subbaraman, chief economist for Asia at Nomura in Hong Kong. But the pace is likely to be held down by a more subdued Chinese economy, according to a Reuters poll of more than 250 economists.

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