The odds of a severe slowdown in China or a credit crisis will fall after a Communist Party summit in November as leaders tackle local-government debt and financial reforms, a Bloomberg News survey indicates.
Japan’s economy grew less than forecast in the first quarter as an export-led recovery failed to stoke consumer spending, putting pressure on the central bank to do more to end deflation as it begins a two-day meeting.
Indonesia’s rupiah and South Korea’s won will lead Asian currency gains for the rest of 2011 as central banks use appreciation to counter inflation, says Credit Suisse Group AG, the region’s most-accurate forecaster.
South Korea’s won will weaken 1.7 percent by year-end, following its best quarter in two years, as gains arising from global monetary easing fade and slower growth crimps exports, the most accurate forecasters say.
India’s rupee and Malaysia’s ringgit will lead declines in Asian currencies this quarter as the global slowdown damps export demand, according to Oversea- Chinese Banking Corp., the most-accurate forecaster.