Lao PDR: Stricter Fiscal Management and Tighter Monetary Policy Necessary for Stable, Sustainable Growth

The Lao PDR’s economy is expected to maintain its recovery from the COVID-19-pandemic in 2023. However, currency depreciation and surging inflation are challenges to sustaining the economic recovery.

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China: Transitioning from Pandemic-Induced Downturn to Sustained High-Quality Growth

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.

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