Asia Remains Vulnerable to Uncertainty in Advanced Economies

Political and economic turbulence in Europe and the U.S. could test the thriving region's resilience.

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It is not easy to keep an orderly house in an unsettled neighborhood. That’s the major hurdle facing Asian economies as the advanced world deals with unusual economic, financial, institutional and political fluidity. Judging from China’s gross domestic product data released this week, Asia is in a relatively favorable position to navigate the challenges. But the battle is far from won.

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