Established in 2011 by ASEAN+3 Finance Ministers, the ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office (AMRO) is an international organization that aims to contribute to the macroeconomic and financial resilience and stability in the ASEAN+3 region.
Economic activities in Brunei Darussalam have picked up since mid-2022. Thanks to high vaccination rates, daily new cases of COVID-19 have declined sharply since April 2022, enabling containment measures and border restrictions to be lifted.
Continue Reading7th Joint Regional Financing Arrangements Research Seminar: Public Debt Sustainability and Fiscal Challenges in Times of Tighter Financial Conditions
This study provides an overview of steps taken by Regional Financing Arrangements (RFAs) to incorporate climate considerations into their activities, covering the areas of economic monitoring, lending, capacity building, and internal policies and operations.
Continue ReadingGlobal Efforts to Fight the Consequences of Climate Change: the Role of Regional Financing Arrangements
The 6th Joint Regional Financing Arrangements (RFAs) Research Seminar, a two-day virtual event, commences today. This year’s seminar focuses on spillovers from international capital flows, as well as policy measures to address the contagion effects and improve existing international frameworks that may contribute to dealing with capital flow volatility. This event is held jointly by the ASEAN+3 Regional Macroeconomic Office (AMRO), European Stability Mechanism (ESM), and Latin American Reserve Fund (FLAR), in partnership with the G20 Indonesian Presidency.
Continue Reading6th Joint Regional Financing Arrangements Research Seminar Addresses International Capital Flows and Spillovers
This study compares responses to the Covid-19 crisis across six regions covered by Regional Financing Arrangements (RFAs), outlining the pandemic’s economic impact, policy measures implemented by authorities to limit its economic damage, and the institutional actions by the RFAs to support members through the initial stages of the crisis.
Continue ReadingRegional Responses to the Covid-19: Crisis A Comparative Study from Economic, Policy, and Institutional Perspectives
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and Regional Financing Arrangements (RFAs) held today their sixth High-level RFA Dialogue and reflected on how best to leverage their close institutional ties to help members move from crisis to recovery.
The 5th Joint Regional Financing Arrangements (RFAs) Research Seminar “Debt and growth in the post-pandemic world” takes place today. The discussions focus on the implications of rapidly growing debt burdens and ways to foster post-pandemic recovery in different regions of the world.
Continue Reading5th Joint RFAs Research Seminar Discusses Fiscal Burdens and Post-Pandemic Recovery