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The Edge Property: Spotlight: Rising household debt a concern across Asia

Government officials, policymakers, economists, bankers and experts gathered here for the Second Annual Asean Consumer and Household Debt Conference on Feb 22 and 23. The two-day event aimed to provide insight into the implications of household debt and the challenges faced by the policymakers.

"Over the years, household financial liabilities as a share of personal disposable income has gone up in Asia," said Akrur Barua, an economist at Deloitte Services LP, setting the tone for the confe

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