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Week Ahead APAC Economic Preview: Week of 27 August 2018

  • Bank of Korea policy meeting
  • India second quarter GDP release
  • Japan's production, retail and jobless data
  • US GDP and price data updates
  • Special focus on US-China trade war

The coming week sees important updates to Japan's economic data flow, as well as second quarter economic growth for India. Policy action comes from South Korea. Other highlights include second quarter growth and price updates for the US, as well as inflation numbers for the Eurozone.

With policy decisions and economic trends likely to be influenced by on-going trade tensions, our special focus this week delves deeper into the escalating US trade spat with China.

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Posted 24 August 2018 by Bernard Aw, Principal Economist, Economic Indices, IHS Markit and

Chris Williamson, Chief Business Economist, IHS Markit and

Rajiv Biswas, Executive Director and Asia-Pacific Chief Economist, IHS Markit

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