A strengthening recovery in the major industrial economies and soft global commodity prices are supporting growth in developing Asia, but financial sector reforms are needed to sustain the trend, says latest ADB report.
The Asian diaspora bond market potential is large and remittances could be used to fund investment projects focusing on development objectives, explains Eric Guichard, Chief Executive Officer of Homestrings Ltd.
The Asia Bond Monitor reviews recent developments in East Asian local currency bond markets along with the outlook, risks, and policy options. This issue includes a special section on Oil and Gas Companies’ Bonds in Asia.
Greater reliance on efficiency and productivity improvement, innovation, and market competition are needed for the People’s Republic of China to make the transition to high income and avoid the middle income trap.
ADB's Office of Anticorruption and Integrity (OAI) has been tasked to ensure that development funds entrusted to ADB are not misused as a result of fraud and corruption. This multimedia feature provides a summary of the OAI's efforts in 2014.
As part of an ADB drawing contest, Filipino children put colored pencils to paper to imagine a world where men and women work together in harmony to create a safe future for the next generations. All entries were winners, twelve more so.