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Asian Economies

Asia accounts for 52% of the world’s population and (as of 2016) 39% of the world’s GDP. By the end of the decade Asia will account for 42% of the world’s GDP. Asia takes almost three-quarters of Australia’s exports of goods and services and supplies more than half of Australia’s imports. You simply can’t understand Australia’s long-term economic prospects without a good understanding of what’s happening in the major Asian economies.

Impact of Covid-19 to the Global and Australian Economies – September 2020

Asian Economies, The Australian Economy, The Global Economy | 7th September 2020

Online presentation slides: the Impact of Covid-19 to the Global and Australian Economies 7th September 2020  

How vulnerable is China?

Asian Economies | 2nd August 2020

An article based on my response to a question from a client asking what I thought of an article predicting the imminent demise of “the Chinese model”

The Impact of Covid-19 to the Global and Asian Economies

Asian Economies, The Global Economy | 31st July 2020

Presentation slides for The Impact of Covid-19 to the Global and Asian Economies webinar 31st 2020

‘Peripheral Asia’ (Asia excluding China and Japan, but including India, Australia & New Zealand)

Asian Economies | 9th June 2020

Presentation to a ‘virtual’ meeting of the International Conference of Commercial Bank Economists, 9th June 2020


Asian Economies | 9th June 2020

Presentation to a ‘virtual’ meeting of the International Conference of Commercial Bank Economists, 9th June 2020

Saul Eslake’s February 2021 Presentation: China’s Economy

Asian Economies, The Global Economy | 9th March 2020

China’s was the only major economy to record positive growth in 2020. In this talk Saul will discuss the sustainability of the recovery that’s been under way since the second quarter of 2020, the medium-term risks associated with China’s high debt levels, banking system and exchange rate regime. He will also talk about prospects for Sino-US relations following the inauguration of Joe Biden as President of the United States, and the deterioration in the bilateral economic and political relationship between Australia and China.

South East Asia

Asian Economies | 11th July 2018

Presentation to the International Conference of Commercial Bank Economists, New York, 10th July 2018

China’s ‘Belt and Road’ Initiative and its implications for Australia

Asian Economies | 18th June 2017

Paper presented to the Australia-China Annual Think Tank Economic Dialogue, hosted by the Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation (CAITEC) and the Australia-China Relations Institute (ACRI) at the University of Technology Sydney, in Beijing on 18th June 2017


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Saul Eslake online presentation

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