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consumers will buy less as they increase savings and pay down debt, Asian Development Bank President Haruhiko Kuroda said on Friday.
''I'm optimistic on Asia's short-term outlook but pessimistic on the long term,'' Kuroda said in a speech in Tokyo.
''The U.S. savings rate could rise to as high as 10 per cent and suppress consumption. It's becoming impossible for Asia to rely on the U.S. consumer.''