ADB Trims Forecast for Developing Nations

The Asian Development Bank has downgraded its growth forecast for developing countries in the region, citing the impact of virus outbreaks in Southeast Asia. The bank's chief economist tells NHK World's Yuko Fukushima that it may take some time for economies in Asia-Pacific to get back on track. Joseph Zveglich, Jr. says there may be an even longer lag for Southeast nations, and that they will need "a few years ahead" to achieve the GDP they would have had if the pandemic had not happened.