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TABLE-World Bank raises 2017, 2018 East Asia growth forecasts

SINGAPORE, Oct 4 (Reuters) - The World Bank raised its economic growth forecasts for developing East Asia and Pacific for this year and 2018, but added that the generally positive outlook was clouded by risks such as rising trade protectionism and geopolitical tensions. Latest GDP growth projections, percent: (change from April forecasts in parentheses, in percentage points)

2016 2017 2018

(Actual )

Developing 6.3 6.4 (0.2) 6.2 (0.1)

East Asia Pacific

China 6.7 6.7 (0.2) 6.4 (0.1) Indonesia 5.0 5.1 (-0.1) 5.3 (0.0) Malaysia 4.2 5.2 (0.9) 5.0 (0.5) Philippines 6.9 6.6 (-0.3) 6.7 (-0.2) Thailand 3.2 3.5 (0.3) 3.6 (0.3) Vietnam 6.2 6.3 (0.0) 6.4 (0.0) Cambodia 7.0 6.8 (-0.1) 6.9 (0.0) Laos 7.0 6.7 (-0.3) 6.6 (-0.2) Myanmar 5.9 6.4 (-0.5) 6.7 (-0.5) Mongolia 1.4 2.8 (3.0) 3.1 (1.2) Fiji 0.4 3.8 (0.1) 3.5 (0.0) Papua New 2.4 2.1 (-0.9) 2.5 (-0.7)

Guinea

Solomon 3.3 3.0 (-0.3) 3.0 (0.0)

Islands

Timor Leste 5.7 2.4 (-1.6) 4.2 (-0.8) Developing 4.9 5.1 (0.1) 5.2 (0.1)

East Asia excluding China

Developing 4.9 5.1 (0.1) 5.2 (0.1)

ASEAN Source: World Bank

(Reporting by Masayuki Kitano; Editing by Kim Coghill)