Indonesia will grow faster than China next year, according to our most recent web poll.
India and the Philippines the two other choices did not even get a look in. Such confidence in Indonesia’s prospects does not reflect what most analysts are forecasting.
Bank of America Merrill Lynch ranks the four countries’ 2013 growth outlook in this order China 8.1%, India 6.5%, Indonesia 5.8% and the Philippines 5.7%.
Agreement with the consensus is no measure of predictive accuracy, but China’s economy would have to endure a severe slump to grow less than Indonesia’s in 2013. The Southeast Asian...