SINGAPORE, November 24, 2018 – Members of the Advisory Panel (AP) of the ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office (AMRO) convened today to review and discuss AMRO’s research and surveillance work ahead of the ASEAN+3 Finance and Central Bank Deputies Meeting in Busan, Korea in December.
During the meeting, AMRO staff presented its latest assessment on the economic outlook for the ASEAN+3 region, focusing on the issue of trade protectionism and how it can interact with the tightening of global financial conditions. AMRO also shared its assessments of risks, vulnerabilities as well as policy recommendation for the ASEAN+3 economies prepared on the basis of its annual consultation visits. The AP members provided useful comments on the assessments and exchange views with AMRO management.
AMRO’s Senior Management. From left to right: Deputy Director Mr Byungseo Yoo, Chief Economist Dr Hoe Ee Khor, Director Dr Junhong Chang, and Deputy Director Mr Yasuto Watanabe
The meeting was chaired by Dr Mohamad Ikhsan, and attended by Dr Akira Ariyoshi, Dr Bandid Nijathaworn, Dr Maria Socorro Gochoco-Bautista, Dr Eun-Bo Jeong, and Dr Feng Lu. AMRO Director Dr Junhong Chang, Chief Economist Dr Hoe Ee Khor, Deputy Directors Mr Byungseo Yoo and Mr Yasuto Watanabe participated in the meeting.
ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office (AMRO) is an international organization established to contribute to securing economic and financial stability of the ASEAN+3 region, which include 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and China; Hong Kong, China; Japan; and Korea. AMRO fulfils its mandate by conducting regional economic surveillance, supporting the implementation of the regional financial arrangement, the Chiang Mai Initiative Multilateralisation (CMIM), and providing technical assistance to its members.