The Asia-Pacific Regional Seminar (previously Economic Issues Seminar) is a series of public seminars on economic issues relevant to the Asia-Pacific region. Aimed at sharing insights from the IMF’s economic surveillance and policy advice, the series covers the Fund’s global and regional economic outlook, analytical work on thematic issues, and individual county-focused topics. Seminars are open to the public, including the media, and held several times per year.

Global Issues

Country Issues

Key Economic Issues

March 14, 2024
New Economic Challenges: Artificial Intelligence and Green Innovation

September 1, 2023
2023 External Sector Report

April 25, 2023
Central Bank Digital Currency: Global Landscape and Japan’s Approach

February 15, 2023
New Staff Discussion Note “Public Perceptions of Climate Mitigation Policies”

October 27, 2022
Current Fiscal Developments and Issues
Messages from the latest Fiscal Monitor with Vitor Gaspar, Director of the International Monetary Fund’s Fiscal Affairs Department

June 16, 2022
World Economic Outlook:
Private Sector Debt & Global Trade and Value Chains

April 14, 2022
Labor Market Tightness in Advanced Economies

June 15, 2021
Tailoring Fiscal Responses for a Fairer Recovery
Presentations from the latest Fiscal Monitor “A Fair Shot”

September 24, 2020
Macroprudential Regulation & Global Migration
from two analytical chapters of the April World Economic Outlook