HONG KONG — Data, analysis and insights will help investors cope as Asia’s vibrant economy faces increased uncertainty, according to a 2013 Year End Outlook by Bloomberg BRIEF Economists and Bloomberg Industries Analysts announced today.

China’s growth is slowing, Japan is launching dramatic new reform initiatives and aging, urbanizing populations across the region carry multifaceted implications. The 32-page Bloomberg Asia Mid-Year 2013 Outlook examines key themes across a cross section of 11 important industries and six countries, with insights from Bloomberg BRIEF Economists and Bloomberg Industries Analysts.

Highlights of the Asia Pacific economic landscape in the report include:

Australia – Australia’s economy is showing less resilience to China’s slowdown, with growth falling below the 3 percent trend in the first quarter owing to less support from investment.

China – China’s growth outlook has diminished, while the country’s new leaders are signaling an unprecedented tolerance for slower growth.

India – Growth has been below 5 percent in the last two quarters, the slowest since March 2009. Weakness has been broad-based, including a slowdown in government spending to 0.6 percent after inflation from 7.6 percent a year earlier.

Indonesia – Indonesia’s economic growth is among the healthiest in Asia, yet foreign portfolio investors appear more inclined to invest elsewhere in the region.

Japan – The “third arrow” of Abenomics — has been disappointing so far. Still, its eventual implementation and probable reinforcement may help stabilize Japan’s markets, alleviating some pressure for yen appreciation.

Philippines – Growth at 7.8 percent in the first quarter eclipsed China, as investment surged almost 48 percent compared with a year ago.

Singapore – Singapore’s economic growth stalled in the first quarter, slowing to 0.2 percent from 1.5 percent a year earlier, amid ongoing crisis in Europe and a slowdown in China.

South Korea – A flailing domestic economy, tepid external demand and adverse pressures from a weaker yen are forcing South Korean policy makers to react aggressively to stabilize growth.

Bloomberg Industries Analysts explore critical themes facing companies in 11 key industries including:

Technology: iPad tablets, smartphones drive memory semiconductor demand at a point of constrained supply

Financials: Capital and dividend signals could be catalysts for China, India and South Korea’s lagging banks

Consumer: Consumer and regulator focus on food safety could spur international link-ups

Gaming: Cyclical, structural drivers support Macau’s growth, while new resort risks emerge

Autos: Asian sales set to outpace the global market with China, as ASEAN drives Japanese sales

Shipping: Maersk mega vessels may add to pricing pressures for Asia container-shipping

Basics: Asian chemical makers struggle as U.S. rivals profit from cheap shale gas

Metals: Steel ’super cycle’ end may trigger iron ore glut as miners pursue expansion

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